5 Ways to Save on A/C Costs

July 28, 2016

save on a/c costs

It can get hot during the summertime,­ real hot! Turning the A/C to the lowest temperature is the usual reaction to such heat. You’ll feel good in the moment, but your blood will boil the second you see that monthly energy bill. Avoid overpaying each month and make adjustments to a few things within your home.

Plant Life

Direct sunlight onto your home will heat up the siding and roofing materials. Even with good insulation, this can affect the indoor temperature. The sunlight will also pour into your home via the windows. Block the sun by planting trees around the perimeter of your house; the leafier the better!

Adjusting the Arrows

For every degree higher you set your thermostat in the summer, the more money you will save. If you normally set the temperature to 72 degrees, turn it up to 75 degrees. If you’re planning on going away for a few days, raise the temperature to roughly 80 degrees. This will save you money AND keep your home from overheating and developing moisture.

Basement Hangouts

This area of the house is usually the coolest and should be utilized more in the summer. Raise the temperature of the thermostat, grab yourself a book, and head downstairs. Sitting down here for a few hours during the day will provide you with a cool place to relax, as long as it’s a finished basement.

No Cook ‘Till Night Time

Avoid cooking and baking during the daytime when the temperature outside is at its highest. The oven and stovetop give off a lot of heat and should only be utilized at night when it’s cooler out. While cooking, remember to keep the exhaust fans on to remove any excess smoke and heat.

Professional Help

Having a professional HVAC technician service your unit is one of the best things you can do to save money. Repairing broken parts, changing air filters, and having it cleaned will help it run more efficiently, as well as increasing its lifespan. Spending a little money now will save you a lot of money later in repairs, replacement, and bills.

Staying cool in the summer is a top priority, but so is keeping your costs low. When you need a professional HVAC technician to service your unit, contact the experts at SameDay Heating & Air. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (801) 726-3329.

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