Looking for a way to cut down on the cost of running your home’s cooling system this summer? Here are 5 easy tips to help you cut energy costs while keeping your cool!
1. Use A Programmable Thermostat!
Programmable thermostats save homeowners an average of $150 on energy costs each year. Be sure to use it to set your home’s temperature a little higher for hours that you are not home and for the nighttime hours when the summer’s heat is not as intense. 78 degrees is the optimal temperature for the hours that you are home – this temperature will keep you comfortable without your utility bills going through the roof!
2. Give Your AC System Some Shade!
Placing the exterior components of your home’s air conditioning system out of direct sunlight will prevent it from heating up – and increase its efficiency by 10%!
3. Keep Your Filters Clean!
Dirty filters in your central cooling system will prevent your AC from running as efficiently as it can. Swapping out the filters for clean air and optimal air flow should be done 4 times a year.
4. Put Up Some Screens!
Having mesh window screens on your home’s (closed) windows actually intercepts 70% of solar energy* before it gets in your house and increases the interior temperature.
5. Schedule Your Annual AC Maintenance!
This service is so important. It will prolong the life of your cooling equipment, keep it running efficiently and prevent costly (and untimely!) breakdowns.
Schedule your annual AC Maintenance today! Call us at 301-747-3081 or click here to schedule service online!