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Energy efficiency is important, but it can be hard to know how to increase it, especially since most of us are not willing to give up the comfort of an air conditioned house during the summer. There are some things you can do to save money on your summer energy bills and stay cool at the same time. Here are three tips you can use now:
Something we forget about when we’re trying to keep our homes cool are the appliances and lighting in our homes. Lights, stoves, ovens, televisions, washers, dryers, and computers contribute to warming a room.
Time your appliance use carefully to prevent extra heat in your home during the hottest times of the day so your air conditioner can do its job more easily. Turning off lights during the day will also help your AC work more efficiently. It also helps to be conscious of how many other electronics and appliances are working at the same time to try to reduce the heat and increase the cool.
During the summer, ceiling fans help keep you cool by creating a wind chill effect as they push air down on to you. When you’re not in a room, however, they don’t do anything to help keep you cool. Turn them off when you leave the room to prevent excessive energy use.
Programming your thermostats based on when you’re home, how cool you need your home to be, what rooms get used the most, and your comfort level is another great way to increase your energy efficiency.
Don’t cool your entire house all day or keep it cool when you’re away. Smart programming can help reduce your energy consumption while keeping your house the right temperature for your needs.
Instead of reducing the cool air and having a hot, sticky summer just to save money on your energy bills, use some simple tips to cut down on your energy use, save money, and keep your house cool.
For more information on how you can increase the energy efficiency of your home contact All City Heat and Air or calling 704-545-2000.
All City Heat and Air came out and installed a new system for me 2 years ago. We have had maintenance contracts on the system since then. Their professionalism is what stands out to me about them. It's under a service contract so it's covered by the contract. They come out every 6 months and the price covers the life of the contract.