Cost-Effective Cooling Tips
After a full day of fun in the sun, we all love to return to a cool and comfortable home. While we often turn the thermostat to its lowest temperature as soon as we walk through the door, there are other routes to relief from the heat that won’t spike your energy bill!
Homeowners often dread the first energy bill of the season. We frequently overthink our energy-conservation tactics upon reading the due amount. Was the AC turned too low? Was a fan left running in an empty room? Was the AC running on high when no one was home? While you can’t travel back in time to reverse your energy usage, you can implement these tips to help save on future cooling costs!
Never Skip AC Maintenance
We frequently take our cars to get serviced to ensure a smooth and efficient driving experience. Like our vehicles or any other mechanical system, your AC requires occasional maintenance to keep it running at optimal performance levels.
Keep in mind that it’s best to schedule AC tune-ups in the spring to ensure the system is in good working condition for the summer. If you’ve missed your springtime maintenance, try to schedule your appointment sooner rather than later! Continuing to run your air conditioner without occasional maintenance can lead to an inefficient system and energy waste. The key to lowering your energy bills this season is by ensuring your AC is performing as efficiently as possible.
Shut Windows and Doors
There’s nothing quite like basking in the summertime sun rays! While we all enjoy doses of sunshine, keep the light (and heat) outdoors. Every time you open a window or crack a door, the air your AC has worked so hard to condition escapes.
Opening windows and doors is a massive waste of energy and can cause your AC to overwork itself to meet the cooling demands of your home. Give your air conditioner a hand and keep those windows and doors shut!
Purchase Blackout Curtains
To further prevent heat and light from entering your home, consider investing in blackout curtains. Blackout curtains are specifically designed to block heat and light from entering your home and disrupting its internal temperature. Setting your home up for success with blackout curtains can help maintain a cool atmosphere for years to come!
Plant Shady Trees
Alleviate your cooling costs this season through the power of nature! The amount of shade on your property can have a noticeable effect on the home’s ability to keep cool. While planting trees is a process that requires patience, in a few years, you’ll be thankful you invested in such helpful shady trees.
Schedule Prompt Repairs
When you’re sick, it can seem like it takes an abundance of energy to perform the simplest tasks. The same goes for your AC! When your AC is malfunctioning or requires a repair, energy usage skyrockets to keep up with its normal performance levels. Catching AC issues early can prevent energy waste and snowball effect of more significant issues.
How do you know if your AC requires repair? Here are some of the most common signs:
- Insufficient heating and cooling throughout the home.
- The unit won’t turn on.
- Hissing, rattling, or banging noises.
- Spikes in energy bills.
Not sure if your air conditioner is putting its best foot forward? Our team at Wolfschmidt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can quickly diagnose and resolve the issue! We have years of experience with AC issues big and small and can guarantee a smooth and prompt AC repair service.
Professional Air Conditioner Services
We understand how essential a working AC is in the midst of warmer temperatures. Wolfschmidt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is dedicated to providing the highest level of workmanship alongside exceptional customer service. Give us a call today at (856) 512-1832 or contact us online for more information on our air conditioning services.