Save Energy This Summer: 5 Tips


Your air conditioner is going to keep you cool in the summer and lower the temperature in your house, but it may raise your energy bill. This extra cost may have you scrambling to pay your bill. Keep your energy bill down this summer by following the tips below.

Keep The Air Conditioner "On"

That's right, keep the air conditioner set to "on". If you turn it off, you'll only end up raising the humidity level in your home. This can make your home feel warmer, and when you turn on the air conditioner to try to cool your home down again, your air conditioner will struggle to cool down the home. Your air conditioner will work twice as hard, which could end up costing you on your energy bill. Keep the air conditioner set to the "on" position, and adjust the temperature instead of turning it off.

Check The Air Filter

The air filter on your HVAC system should be changed no matter which season you are in. When you're busy in the summer months, you may forget to change the air filter (or check it). Be sure to keep this listed in your things to do. Check your air filter each month, and change it at least every other month. You're looking for light through the filter, so if you don't see any, the filter is clogged and needs to be changed. It's a quick repair, and any homeowner can do this job. 

Close Blinds And Curtains

Close up the blinds and curtains in your home to keep the sun out. The sun is going to heat up rooms in your home, so close the blinds and curtains to keep it out and to help keep your house cool. If you have cool evenings, open up the blinds and curtains, as well as the windows to allow the cool air in.

Change How You Cook 

In the summer, think about using the slow cooker, microwave, and outdoor grill rather than using your oven. When you turn on the oven, you're going to heat up the inside of your home a lot more. Change up your cooking routine, and don't use your oven quite as much to keep your home cool.

Open The Vents

Be sure all of the vents in your home are open. This will help keep air flow even throughout your home, and you won't have hot spots in any rooms of your home. Be sure you don't have anything blocking the air flow and nothing over the top of the vents.

The temperature outside is starting to rise. Keep the temperature inside your home down by using your air conditioner properly, and prevent a costly energy bill this summer. Be sure to have your air conditioner inspected by a company like I C E Heating & Cooling before the beginning of the summer season to ensure your system is in good working order.


22 March 2018

Talking About Electric Heating Systems

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