5 Ways to Save on Your AC Bill This Summer
- Air Conditioning
Summer is in full swing, and your AC is working hard to keep you cool. However, keeping your AC on all that time can really rack up the electricity bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do, big and small, to reduce your AC bill this summer. Let the experts at Fix-It 24/7 give you some advice on how to stay cool without breaking the bank.
Here are six tips on saving money on your AC bill:
Stay on top of your AC’s maintenance
When was the last time you gave your AC maintenance? If the answer isn’t “this spring,” you should call us to give it an inspection. Getting your AC an inspection can do a lot to improve your energy savings. The AC won’t have to work as hard to cool, it’ll have less mechanical issues, and any grime built up in your AC will be cleaned out. It’s a simple bit of advice, but it’s very good advice at the same time.
Upgrade your thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to help conserve your AC’s energy usage. A major feature in these thermostats is that they are programmable and can follow a schedule. This lets you automatically adjust the temperature around the household’s schedule, so the AC turns off when nobody’s home. Other useful features include the ability to keep a constant temperature and other high-tech features.
Keep your home sealed
In a battle between the Sun and your AC to determine the outside temperature, the Sun will win hands-down. Because of this, you want your home to stay well-insulated. A poorly insulated home will leak cool air and let in hot air more easily. This means your AC will have to work harder to maintain the temperature you want. At a basic level, you can fix this by caulking leaky windows and insulating doors leading outside. However, if you’re looking for a more comprehensive examination, you can call one of our experts to check your home.
Close the blinds
If you have windows letting in sunlight, that can make your home hotter than you want. During the hotter parts of the day, close your blinds to keep out the sun to keep the temperature down. In addition, this also helps keep cool air inside your house.
Be a fan of ceiling fans
You don’t always need the air conditioner to stay cool. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that a ceiling fan can make a room feel 10°F and uses 10% of an AC’s energy. There are also smart ceiling fans that can be set on a schedule, similarly to smart thermostats.
Get zone control AC
Zone control AC lets you choose individual areas of your home to heat or cool. You probably have one or two parts of the house you don’t use very often. With zone control, you can cool certain parts of the house less or not at all. This lets you save money on unnecessary cooling.
How can Fix-It 24/7 help me optimize my air conditioner’s performance?
At Fix-It 24/7, we take pride in providing our customers with world-class customer service through our expert technicians. From call to completion, we treat you and our work with the utmost care, respect, and empathy. When you call for our help, we provide a 4-hour window of arrival so we don’t waste your valuable time. Call Fix-It 24/7 today and we can help you figure out how to reduce your AC bill!