Summer is almost here and by now you have probably already started using your air conditioner. As the heat outside is turning up, you will be turning your AC down. Running your air conditioner can get expensive in the warmer months. That is why we want to give you some ways you can keep your costs down and stay cool this summer. Just by doing a few simple things you can save a few dollars.
CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS
Make sure your air filters are changed on a regular basis. Check them to be sure they are not dirty. Air filters that are clogged can cause your system to work harder, creating higher costs on your energy bill. Air filters are fairly cheap and this is a great way to save money in the long run. In the hotter months, change your filters once a month to ensure that your system is running its best.
INVEST IN FANS
Think about installing ceiling fans in certain rooms of your house. Ceiling fans in bedrooms will help you stay cool while sleeping without running your AC super low throughout the night. Keeping fans on during the day and night during warm weather will circulate air and keep your home cool. You won’t need to have your AC set quit as low with them running.
PLACE CURTAINS AND SHADES ON WINDOWS
Keep your shades closed on your windows during the hottest times of the day. Keeping the sun out can help to keep your home cool. This is a very inexpensive way to keep your home cooler. When the sun is beating down into your windows, it can cause your home to be warmer so be aware of this when you are home during the day.
USE A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
Using a programmable thermostat can cut costs easily. These thermostats allow you to control your air conditioner temperature while you are away. When you are gone from your home for a long period of time, such as during work or school, you can turn your air conditioner up to save energy. Before you return home, you can easily turn it down. These thermostats can be purchased at a local home improvement or hardware store.
AVOID USING YOUR OVEN
Avoid using your oven on hot days. Turning your oven on can cause your home to heat up, making your AC work harder to cool it off. Eat fresh foods on hot days such as salads or sandwiches to keep your home cool. This is an easy way to beat the heat without breaking the bank.
We hope you find these tips helpful this summer. As always ServiceMaster Restoration works hard to bring you valuable information. Should you need our services we are available 24 hours, 7 days a week ready to respond to your needs. We offer the best in fire and water mitigation services.
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