Top 5 Money-Saving Summer AC Tips
How is your air conditioning unit holding up in the heat? Chances are, even if your air conditioner is functioning at peak performance and efficiency, there are still a few things you can do to help cut down on your summer energy bill costs. And the really good news? Most of them won’t cost you a thing! Here they are, our top 5 money-saving summer AC tips. Enjoy!
1. BECOME A FAN
Of fans, that is. Strategic ceiling fan operation can serve quite effectively to take a load off your AC. Plus, it’s really simple. Just remember to use ceiling fans when you are in rooms containing them. The difference in your personal comfort level will also cause you to be able to set the thermostat a little higher, resulting in more moolah for your wallet.
2. BLINDED BY THE SAVINGS
You’d be surprised what an impact shutting the curtains and blinds can make. Whenever possible, be sure to close all curtains and blinds around just before midday, when the sun is at its highest position in the sky until it begins to descend again at mid-early afternoon. This is a terrific way to prevent scorching heat gain from taking a big bite out of your home or business cooling budget – and it costs nothing. If possible, challenge yourself to get in the habit. You’ll be glad you did!
3. ADD UV WINDOW TINT
Another super way to prevent midday heat gain from forcing your home or office to lose its cool is to have UV-ray blocking window tint applied. If you’re relatively handy, you may opt to install it yourself. Not only will UV window tint prevent heat infiltration, it also protects your furniture, decor, and even the skin of inhabitants near windows, while still allowing filtered light to enter the building.
4. BECOME FILTER FRIENDLY
If you’re looking for ways to help your air conditioning unit function at peak efficiency, becoming generous with air filter changes – especially in the midst of summer’s high demands – is a great practice. Your filter gets especially dirty in the summer. Compared to the low cost of a filter change, the extra efficiency and performance will more than pay for themselves.
5. KEEP CONDENSER UNITS CLEAR
When it comes to efficient AC operation, restricted air flow is a prime enemy. That’s why keeping your outdoor condenser unit(s) free and clear of any debris or obstructions is a key component of saving money on your summer energy bills. Be sure to check your unit(s) frequently, and remove anything that lands on top or becomes embedded within the unit with a sturdy brush or vacuum cleaner.
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