With the temperatures outside getting hotter every day, you are probably running your home’s A/C unit constantly. This can lead to higher than normal energy bills, but there is a way to keep your home cool for less. Neglecting to focus on energy efficiency will only lead to you wasting a lot of money during the hotter months of the year. If you are unsure about how to improve your home’s energy efficiency, then you will need to work with an HVAC professional to get some guidance.
Improving energy efficiency does not mean you have to be hot all day. One of the best things you can do to reduce the strain put on your A/C unit and keep your home cooler is using ceiling fans. These fans are very inexpensive and can be installed by a professional in no time at all. Using fans will create what is known as the “wind-chill effect.” This will help to keep the rooms you are in feel up to seven degrees cooler than normal. Be sure to cut off the fan when leaving your home or when no one is using it. This will help you to conserve electricity.
Investing in a programmable thermostat is also a great way to conserve energy. These thermostats allow you to alter the temperature depending on what time of day it is. By keeping your home cooler during the hours you are there and warmer when you are not, you can save money on wasted electricity. Setting the thermostat at about 72° when you are at home and 78° when you are away to reduce the strain put on your A/C unit.
The next thing to think about when trying to reduce the amount of energy your A/C unit uses is having routine maintenance performed. Allowing professionals to do this type of work will allow you to find and fix any repair issues that may exist in a hurry. Letting your unit go without this type of maintenance can lead to it breaking down when you need it the most.
Keeping direct sunlight out of your home can help to reduce the temperature inside of your home. This means your A/C unit will not have to work so hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. There are a variety of blackout curtains on the market that are great at keeping sunlight at bay. The money spent on these additions will be more than worth it considering the amount of money they can save you.
Getting the A/C maintenance and repair you need is easy when allowing the team at Bob Hamilton to assist you. Our main goal is to ensure your unit is running at peak efficiency.