Insulate your Home
We’re not paying to heat and cool the outdoors. Older homes might not be insulated very well, and could send your energy bills skyrocketing during the hot summer weather. Make sure your doors and windows don’t have any cracks or leaks and are properly sealed to save yourself money by keeping the cold air in and the hot air out.
Fans can help to circulate the cold air in your home and save you money by not having to run your air conditioner as often in order to maintain a comfortable living atmosphere. When fans are used to cool your home, you can even turn your thermostat up a few degrees so it isn’t running constantly to maintain the set temperature.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Using a clean air filter has health benefits for you and your family, because it eliminates the dust and debris that is circulated throughout your property. It is also important to change your air filters once a month in order to maintain ideal airflow to maintain the desired indoor temperature. Filters are inexpensive and can help keep your home cool and are a great way to help keep your costs down.
Program Your Thermostat
Cut costs and save money on your energy bills by setting your thermostat on a schedule. Programming your system will help to eliminate your unit from running and cooling your home when no one is home. Set the thermostat to run less often when you aren’t home, and have it kick on before you know you’ll be home. Cooling your property when it’s vacant is a waste of energy and money.
Keep Your Vents Open
When moving into a property, double check to make sure your vents are open and have normal air flow. During the cleaning of your vents, vents might become closed and can affect how often your system has to work to cool your home. When you move into a rental property or new home, don’t automatically assume the vents in your property are open. You should go around and check to make sure that each area of your home is being cooled evenly. Closing your vents will actually increase your energy costs, because your system is working harder to maintain the programmed temperature.