Keep Your Home Cool and Your Wallet Happy
When summer heat makes its way into your home, you could find yourself faced with a difficult choice – crank up the AC, or keep your utility bills low? Running your air conditioner constantly can keep you and your loved ones cool, but it can also cost you a lot of money.
Fortunately, there’s a third option. Using these simple tricks, you can cut back on your AC usage while still staying safe from the summer heat.
#1 – Fans Are Your Friends
Fans don’t just produce cold air; they help circulate it. With fans moving air through your home, you’ll need less cold air from your air conditioner to keep your home cool. Just remember to turn off fans in rooms you’re not using – not only will it save energy, but it will help direct air to where you need it most.
#2 – Make Sure Your Thermostat is Working
An inaccurate thermostat might make you think you need more cooling than you actually do. Check your thermostat for accuracy and move any heat-producing appliances like lamps away from it.
#3 – Utilize Your Windows
Windows let heat and air from the outside into your home, and there are several ways to take advantage of that. Keep your windows covered during the day to keep heat out, and open them up at night to let the cool breeze in.
#4 – Know What Appliances to Avoid
When the temperature starts climbing, avoid using appliances that bring more heat into your home. Stoves, ovens, and dryers all produce heat. Wait to use them until things start cooling down.
#5 – Keep Your Unit Maintained
Regular AC maintenance can help you save money all year long. By keeping your air conditioner in top condition, our technicians can ensure it needs less energy to operate, maximizing its effectiveness and minimizing operating costs.
Are Your Utility Bills Going Up for No Reason?
You may be following our advice to the letter, but there’s a chance your utility bills will keep going up anyways. If that’s happening, it could indicate a serious problem with your air conditioner. It could be that an unseen issue is impacting your unit’s efficiency, or that your unit is simply too old to function without needing extra energy.
Our air conditioning technicians can diagnose and repair any problem, or, if necessary, install an affordable, energy-efficient new air conditioner. Call (530) 475-6687 today to make sure your AC isn’t wasting energy!