Living in Florida, it’s safe to say we’re familiar with two things: heat and humidity. Year-round and especially during the summer, our air conditioning systems are out best friends. But during the hottest months of the year, keeping our homes cool tends to get pricey. Fortunately, there are easy ways you can cut your cooling costs and beat the summer heat without putting a dent in your wallet. Here’s how:
Utilize the Shades
Okay, this may seem like a no-brainer, but utilizing the shades during the sunniest time of the day can save you upwards of 15 percent on your electricity bill. Sure, letting the sunlight pour in is beautiful, but it can also create a greenhouse-like effect inside your home. This makes it harder for your air conditioner to cool your home, costing your more money on electricity bills. Try drawing the shades and see how much you can save.
Landscaping your yard not only adds beauty and value to your home, but it can help you slash your summer cooling costs too. Planting trees, shrubs, vines and the like can create a barrier between the sun and your home. This makes it harder for the sun to warm the inside of your home and your AC won’t have to struggle to keep it cool indoors.
Break Out the Grill
Summer is a perfect time to get the grill out and enjoy a meal with friends and family. Even better, when you cook outdoors, you won’t be sabotaging your home with the heat your oven puts off.
Change the Air Filter
In order for your HVAC system to function efficiently, the air filter needs to be changed on a regular basis. When the air filter isn’t regularly changed and dust builds up, your system has to work harder to cool your home. This, coupled with the summer weather, can drive up the cost of your electricity bill.
Learn More Ways to Cut Cooling Costs With Engineered Air
At Engineered Air, we want your home to be comfortable without costing you an arm and a leg. That’s why we provide a variety of products and services that keep your home comfortable for less. Take for example our Maintenance Agreement Plan, which is a program designed to keep your system functioning as efficiently as possible year-round. Still have questions or want to learn more ways to cut your cooling costs? Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online.