We worry about you and want you to be able to stay cool in the summer. We also want you to be able to have enough funds at your disposal to take your kids to the beach or the park or the ballgame when you want. After all, it’s summer time and the kids don’t have to wake up for school tomorrow, right?
In this post, we will present three ways in which you can deal with the summer heat and out some more money in your pocket at the same time, as a direct result of paying less on the energy bill:
- Why don’t you go easy on the thermostat, folks? That’s right. You may find you can get along with a temperature of 78 degrees indoors, even during the summer, as long as the air is being circulated with more speed with the assistance of fans. That’s a very useful tip, when you consider the alternative; that every degree below 78 is going to increase the energy you eat up by 8%.
- Do whatever you can possibly do to keep the sun out of the house. Really, it doesn’t matter what side of the house it is, but certainly the west and south sides of your home are the ones that will require the most attention from you. So what should you do? Well, you should explore blinds, either vertical or horizontal, along with drapes that are going to keep the light out, along with shades and tinted film. Windows bring in air, certainly, but they also bring in heat. Take some steps to minimize that, and you will find that you can run your AC at a lower pace, thus saving some money in the process.
- Take a little survey of the rooms in your house. You know how big it is; we don’t. Maybe it’s a home where every place is “lived in,” and in that case, we congratulate you. But if it isn’t, then you want to consider the rooms that aren’t used all that much and direct air flow into other places that are needed by closing the air ducts. When the distribution of air is more extensive, the AC system is doing more work.
Each of these tips will not only have a positive long-term effect on the operation of your air conditioner, but they will also help you save money, because of the energy savings.