As summer approaches, many homeowners dread the high energy bills that come with the increased temperatures. Running your air conditioner 24/7 may help you stay comfortable, but it is very expensive. There are several steps you can take to keep your energy bills low without compromising your comfort.
In order to save energy this summer, you need to:
- Insulate your home. One simple way to do this is by opening your windows in the evening when the temperature drops. The chilled air will circulate through your home and keep your indoor temperature cool. When the sun comes up, close your windows and shut the drapes or blinds to block the direct sunlight. You can also install attic insulation to help keep your home cooler in the summer.
- Use ceiling fans strategically. While ceiling fans do not actually produce cold air, they provide a wind chill effect, which can help you avoid feeling stuffy. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, using a ceiling fan can let you raise the temperature on your thermostat by 4 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to remember to turn off your ceiling fan when you leave the room.
- Maintain your air conditioner. Proper maintenance for your air conditioner is essential to reduce your energy bills during summer. A poorly functioning unit will have to work harder and longer to keep your home cool. By having your air conditioner inspected and maintained in the spring, you can have peace of mind knowing it will cool your home quickly and efficiently. It is also important to replace your air conditioner’s filter every couple months to help the system function smoothly.
- Install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can be used to reduce your energy bills during summer. You can set the temperature for specific times of the day. Whether you are gone on vacation, or you are at work during the day, turning the thermostat off or setting it above 78 degrees Fahrenheit can reduce your energy bills. This way, the system doesn’t have to run when you aren’t home.
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Whether you need to maintain your air conditioner or install insulation in your home, Moe Plumbing Services can provide a solution. We have extensive experience serving customers in the Los Angeles area, and pride ourselves on fast, reliable, and efficient services. Whatever your situation, our Los Angeles HVAC technicians will help keep your systems running smoothly.
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