If you live in one of the two-thirds of U.S. homes that utilize air conditioners, your AC system is probably blasting to beat the summer heat. But it’s no secret that staying cool can often come with a high price tag. So if you’re looking to stay cool and save on your energy costs, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind.
Keep curtains closed: It can certainly be nice to have the curtains and blinds open during the day to let in the sunlight. But the sunlight can also heat up your home, causing your AC system to work harder to keep it cool. This is why you should consider keeping your window treatments shut when the sun is shining on them. Additionally, consider lighter colored shades and blinds to help deflect the sun’s rays better.
Utilize fans: If you have fans blowing throughout your house, your home is likely to stay cooler without forcing your AC to work harder. You may even be able to rely simply on the fans and turn the air conditioning off if you let a nice breeze into the home. Having ceiling or box fans can help circulate the cool air throughout your home — however, make sure to turn the fans off when your not home. Otherwise, you may end up wasting energy running the fans.
Invest in HVAC maintenance services: It’s not going to do much good to run your AC system efficiently if the system itself isn’t working well. This is why you need to invest in heating and cooling services. If you want a cooling system Sioux Falls residents can rely on, you should schedule regular maintenance for your system — without maintenance, your system will have a buildup of dust and debris and it will be more prone to failures. Frequent repairs and updates will ensure your system is using as little energy as possible, decreasing cooling costs.
There are plenty of little things you can do to keep your cooling costs low this summer. And if you need a cooling system Sioux Falls residents can trust, call Roger’s Plumbing and Heating today for your installation and repair needs.