Tired of summer’s high energy bills, where it seems like you run your A/C at full blast 24/7 just to stay comfortable? Let’s do something about it! We’ve got some creative and practical ways to cut down on your cooling costs this summer that will keep you cool without draining your bank account.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
There has never been a better time to replace your outdated thermostat. Even if you already have a programmable thermostat, a “smart” thermostat that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi is fast and easy way to maximize your efficiency and minimize cooling costs. With a smart thermostat, you can control your home’s heating and cooling remotely. This way, if you forget to turn the temperature up while you’re away from home, you can do it from a convenient app.
Adjust Your A/C Fan Speed
Did you know that running your A/C fan in the on position during times of high humidity can actually allow more moisture into your home, making it even more uncomfortable? To make the most of your home cooling system, adjust the setting of your A/C fan speed to auto when it’s humid outside for the best results.
Rethink Your Landscaping
Summer is a great time to revamp your home’s landscaping—and why not do so with energy efficiency in mind? By planting a few shady trees or shrubs near your home’s windows, you can prevent sunlight from entering your home and heating things up. You might be surprised at what a difference a few strategically placed trees and shrubs can make, especially on the east and west sides of your home.
Explore Zone Control
Does your current HVAC set-up have zone control? Zone control allows you to separate your home into various zones, each of which has its own temperature controls. This lets you adjust the temperature in different rooms. For example, keep your living room cool during the day and the A/C at a higher temperature in the bedrooms or any other rooms you aren’t currently using.
With the amount of run time your air conditioner has during the summer, it is recommended to change the filter monthly.
Whether you’re interested in upgrading your existing A/C unit to something newer and more energy efficient or are in need of A/C repair, our professional team at A/C Designs Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help! Call us today or simply fill out this form to schedule your next service.