Most homes incur heavy energy bills during the summer months due to their increased cooling needs. But it is possible to reduce the costs by taking a few proactive measures to ensure efficiency in the air conditioning installation.
Here are some of the low cost tips you can use to reduce your summer energy bills:
Use a ceiling fan
In as much as a ceiling fan or any other circulating fan won’t cool the room, they will create a wind-chill effect that will make you feel relatively comfortable in the middle of the heat. But you have to remember to turn off the fan if there is no one using it, lest it add to the cost of energy you were trying to save.
Be more economical when operating the air conditioner
You could decrease your summer energy bills by up to 15% if you set the AC as high as is comfortably possible, or when you use a programmable thermostat while sleeping or when out of the house. You should be aware that the smaller the difference in temperature between the indoors and the outdoors, the less amount of money you will spend on the energy bills.
Proper care and maintenance
Proper care and maintenance is imperative if you want to lower your energy bills. Before summer, call for professional air conditioner repair and maintenance services to go through the entire system and ensure every component is in a good condition. This is the time to clear or replace the air filters, check for leaks, check the attic insulation and ensure that the entire home is energy efficient. The evaporate condenser should also be cleaned and freed from any dirt or debris that may choke it up. Finally, you should also install a programmable thermostat to help you further save on your summer energy bills.