During the summertime, our air conditioner is tasked with keeping our home and family cool. But unfortunately, because we use it so often in the hot months, our energy bills skyrocket. However, there are some really simple tips and tricks that any homeowner can do to lower their bill and make their wallet happy. Here we explain more!
Seal your windows
You never want to pay for cooling the outside, so make sure to check all your windows and door openings for small cracks that can be causing leaks. These cracks can be very tiny, so a good method to take is caulking the entire windowsill and door frame to create an air tight seal. Also, make sure to do this on both the inside and the outside for extra protection.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat is perfect for taking control of your air conditioning when no one is home. All you have to do is set the time that you will not be home and then figure out the desired temperature of the home and how long you want the unit to stay off. The best part about this little piece of machinery is that you won’t have to worry about the thermostat turning on automatically when you’re not home, which will just be money out of your pocket as no one will be home to enjoy it!
Upgrade your unit
If your HVAC system is over 10 years old, consider getting an Energy Star furnace and air conditioner right away. Not only is this because technology is changing and your machine will start losing its efficiency after 10 years, but new machines will be able to save so much more on your energy bills. If you have any questions about the age of your unit or are concerned about the need for replacement, contact your local HVAC service with any questions.
Close your curtains and blinds
The cooler your home is already, the less your unit will have to work. So make sure your curtains are always closed when you are not at home, and to keep the sun off of your unit so it doesn’t turn on automatically.
An Energy Star furnace and air conditioning system can really work wonders in saving you money on your energy bills. So what are you waiting for, invest now and your wallet will thank you!