Summer is here and things are starting to heat up. This also means that cooling costs for your home are starting to go up too. Using a cooling system to keep cool and comfortable this summer is essential for many. It can also be important for health safety. You do not want any babies, young children, elderly folks or pets overheating in the hot summer months. The heat could become a real health threat.
If you have decided to use air conditioning this summer, it is always good to have your AC unit checked over at the beginning of the season. You want to be sure filters in your AC system are clean and it is always a good idea to scan your unit for clogs. Try to keep your AC unit at a steady comfortable temperature. Turning it up really high and then low will make a unit work double time. These simple maintenance tips can really help you cut back on your energy costs this summer.
There are a few more things you can do around your house to help with cooling costs this summer season. If you combined these energy saving tips appropriately with the use of an AC unit you should have maximum cooling in your home this summer with minimal energy loss!
- Leave your windows and blinds closed during the day and open at night when the air is cooler. This will help keep cool air in your home during the day.
- Run your dishwasher and dryer at night. These appliances use heat to dry your clothes and dishes which in turn warms your home up.
- When washing clothes, use cold water settings to save energy.
- Keep your water heater at 120 degrees.
- Using ceiling fans can help keep your home a little cooler during the summer.
- Make sure that there is proper venting in your home and attic to circulate cool air efficiently.
- Check around your home and unplug any unneeded appliances. This can really make a difference in your energy savings.
- Make sure that all of your windows and doors are properly sealed. You do not want to be paying for cool air that is leaking out through your windows and doors.
Enjoy this sunshine and do not let the heat ruin your summer budget. Having your home cool while finding ways to save energy is a win win situation!