As summer approaches and the temperature rises, it’s likely that you’ll rely on your air conditioning system to keep you cool. When we start to use our ACs more, our energy bills often rise. Yes, to stay cool during the summer, especially in Florida, you will have to be more reliant on your AC, but does your bill have to go up? Not necessarily! Here are some ways you can keep your utility bill low as the temperature rises this season.
Shade Your Home
Like standing under a big tree for shade, the same can be done for your home. If sunlight shines through your windows, your home will be warmer and your air conditioner will have to use more energy to cool the inside. Hanging up heavy curtains can help block the sunlight as well as the heat it lets in. Minimizing the amount of sunlight in your place will ultimately help keep it cooler and can reduce your energy bills in the process.
Check Energy Star Ratings
Turning on your AC to keep cool while you use your electronics sounds like a fun way to spend a day, but there are things that you should keep in mind. For example, do you really know just how much energy you’re using with each of your various gadgets? Each device has an energy star rating that you should acknowledge. To save on energy bills, try balancing your usage of these items by their ratings or think about replacing them with more efficient items.
Clean Your Air Conditioner
Throughout the year, dust can accumulate in your air conditioning system, while lubricated parts begin to dry up and important screws begin to loosen. For these reasons, it’s important that someone checks your AC at least twice per year to fix these problems. If left untreated, these issues can cause your AC system to run less efficiently and can drive up your bill. Having a clean AC that runs efficiently nets you a lower energy bill each month so be sure to schedule a maintenance checkup for your system.
Call a Reliable Air Conditioning Company
Along with making sure your AC system runs efficiently, Engineered Air can provide tips on keeping your home cool without breaking the bank. Contact us today to schedule a checkup for your AC system before summer.