5 Tips to Save Money on Your AC Bill
It’s hot. It’s very hot. You know what makes things worse? An energy bill that keeps rising during the summer months.
We’re all looking to save these days, particularly on the costs of keeping our home cooler. Thankfully, there is no shortage of ways to do just that. Here are five tips to save money on your air conditioning bill.
1. Install Wi-Fi Thermostats
Wi-Fi thermostats are a great way to save money on your air conditioning bill as they enable you to remotely manage your air conditioner. You can alter your thermostat from your phone and set the thermostat to go off at specific times of the day. Always make sure your AC is used efficiently with remote management of your home’s climate.
2. Get More Shade
That’s right. Something as simple as a tree can make a big difference. Planting trees around your house and windows looks great, of course, but the shade does more than that; it can also cool down your house by blocking and absorbing more sunlight. This means that less heat gets into your home from the scorching summer sun, lowering your AC bills.
3. Regularly Service Your Air Conditioner
It may sound simple, but yes, you need to regularly service your air conditioning unit. An annual tune-up can help ensure that your system is operating at peak efficiency and that there are no energy-sucking problems. Major and minor issues can result in spikes to your energy bills. The frequency of this checkup varies by system, but as a general rule, you want to make sure that you service your unit at least once a year. This also comes with an added bonus: You can find any potential problems with your system before it breaks during a heat wave.
4. Audit Your Home for Leaks
This is something you can do yourself or hire professionals to do. You should periodically give your home an audit for any potential leaks that may be allowing cool air to escape. The more cool air that escapes, the more your unit needs to run, causing a spike in your air conditioning bills. Sealing off those leaks can help you save money. There are plenty of common sources of leaks, but if you’re worried about cool air escaping, the first place you should check is your windows. Make sure that they’re fully closed and you don’t feel any drafts around their perimeter.
5. Use Fans
Yes, ceiling fans. They’re more than just hypnotic looking; installing ceiling fans can help circulate the cool air throughout your home, making you feel cooler. This, in turn, means that your air conditioning unit won’t have to work as hard during the summer.
If you’re in the Colorado Springs area and you need help with heating or cooling, reach out to us at Eagle Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re happy to tell you how we can help keep your home more comfortable and save you money.