Looking to save a little money this summer? Who isn’t?! One of the easiest places to start your savings mission is with your air conditioning unit. Did you know that up to 70% of energy consumed in the summer can be related to AC use? Something that is easily prevented, if you know how to stay on top of your energy bill! We hope these tips help you and your family save big this summer!
1. Temperature Control
So this may sound high, but 78 degrees is the most recommended temperature for a home thermostat to be set to. Keep this in mind during the day, especially when no one is home. If this temperature is too warm for you in the evening, turn down the AC a few degrees to keep you cool while you sleep. Or add a fan to your bedroom!
2. Get Shady
Shading your air conditioning unit can significantly help keep your home cool. If it’s possible, locate your outside air conditioning units in shaded areas around your home. This will help the unit run more efficiently.
3. Stay Open!
Contrary to popular thought, closing off AC vents in unused rooms can do more harm than good. Closed AC vents can be attributed to leaks in the ductwork. Prevent yourself the headache of having to repair the ducts, and keep the vents open.
4. Check for Leaks
Similarly to tip number 4, hire an expert to check for leakage in air conditioning ductwork. Homes that are over 10 years old should have their ductwork checked annually.
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