As the summertime months roll in and the temperature outside rises, so does your energy bill. Since the alternative of not using your air conditioning isn’t an option when living in Texas, use these tips as a guide to saving money while still keeping your family cool.
1. Close your blinds
Closing your blinds to keep sunlight and heat out as much as possible throughout the day is one of the easiest ways to reduce energy costs without compromising your comfortability. Since heat naturally rises, point your blinds upward. That way when heat creeps in, it’s guided toward the ceiling and not competing with your air conditioner’s cold air. Before summer begins, reduce energy costs by cleaning your vents and changing your filters to make sure your system isn’t working harder than it has to.
2. Set your thermostat
Another easy way to save energy in your home is to run your air conditioner efficiently and economically. Don’t set your temperature higher than what’s enjoyable – but try setting it as high as comfortably possible. Rather than lowering your temperature when you get hot, dress accordingly and save energy. In addition, utilize ceiling fans as much as possible – but remember to turn them off when leaving the room.
3. Get a programmable thermostat
Investing in newer HVAC technology can also save you energy costs in the long run. Programmable thermostats save energy by allowing you to set higher temperatures while you’re asleep or away from home. An upgrade AC system in your home is designed to cut cooling costs while keeping your home more comfortable than the average system.
Stay cool throughout the summer while saving money on your energy bills. If you’re considering new AC installation or want more information about high-efficiency systems, contact us at Go Green Heating and Cooling. Our professional team is here to help you beat the heat and stay comfortable while reducing your energy costs this summer. If your energy bills are rising because of an old system, contact us at Go Green Heating and Cooling today for AC unit replacement.