Get the Most From Your Air Conditioner While Paying Less
Can you imagine going through this summer without air conditioning? Crazy, right? Well, if you are dealing with an inefficient air conditioner and experiencing high cooling costs, you’ve probably already considered giving it a try.
With the hot, humid summers we experience here in North Carolina, air conditioning has basically become a necessity. This doesn’t mean that you can’t avoid dealing with costly cooling costs. Try these 5 tips to cut the costs of cooling your home this summer:
1. Make Efficiency a Year Round Priority
Keep your air conditioner in the best shape possible to make sure you aren’t paying a dollar more than you have to in the summer. Be sure to replace filters regularly and clear away any and all obstructions from the outside unit. Professional maintenance keeps your system in pristine condition and efficiency at its highest.
2. Make Home Comfort Automatic
A programmable thermostat could be worth its weight in gold. Using the settings on a programmable thermostat allows you to set your schedule and not spend money cooling an empty home.
3. Set Your Fan on “Auto”
Having your fan always set to “On” may actually just be driving up your costs by running when your home isn’t being cooled. By setting your fan to “Auto”, it will run when it’s needed and that’s it.
4. Escape the Summer Sun
Find how much you can save with just a little shade. By covering windows that allow sunlight directly into your home in the heat of the day, you can lower the temperature of your home without even touching the air conditioner. Curtains, blinds, or even awnings can make a difference and leave more dollars in your pocket.
5. Use a Fan
Ceiling fans can be your best friend in the summertime. You can feel cooler without running the air conditioner simply by feeling a little breeze from above. For the biggest savings, turn the fan off when you leave the room, as ceiling fans don’t actually change the temperature of the room.
Stay cool this summer with these tips, and enjoy your air conditioner without dealing with bills that are through the roof. For AC maintenance or repair that’s prompt and professional, contact Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning.