With these hot summer days at an all-time high, it is nice just to sit inside and enjoy the comforts of an air-conditioned home. But, you always find yourself sitting there just thinking about how much money your spending on the energy bill! Sound familiar? Viccarone HVAC is here to give you some useful tips on how to keep your energy costs low while still keeping cool at home.
Keep Doors and Windows Closed
With kids in an out of the house, it is easy for someone to leave the door open. Even if the door is open just a crack, the cold air will rush out, and the hot air will replace it. This causes your thermostat to use more energy, which costs you money!
In order to keep those energy costs low, make sure you keep the doors shut!
Proper Insulation in Your Home
In the same vein, if your home is not properly insulated, you're going to be spending more money on air conditioning.
Keep Wet Feet Outside
If you have a pool, hot tub, or if the kids are outside playing in the sprinkler, make sure everyone dries their feet off before coming through the house. The excess moisture in the home will cause the air in your home to feel sticky and uncomfortable. Many people will try to negate this by turning the air up, again costing you more money.
Use a Ceiling Fan
Fans can help circulate the air in your home better and help the thermostat register the actual temperature in your home. This will keep it running more efficiently.
Keep your air conditioning units clean. A clean air unit is an efficient unit. A dirty unit will have to work harder and use more electricity to cool your home to a comfortable temperature.
Any and all of these tips will help you save on those high energy costs of air conditioning, and with this heatwave, your wallet will thank you! Contact us at Viccarone
for a/c maintenance or any questions you have about your air conditioning unit!