Cooling Tips for Summer-Part 2
Cooling Tips for Summer-Part 2 will help you and your family save money and escape the heat this summer. In this blog, we will explore 9 more ways to save money and remain cool. Read on….
Upgrade attic insulation.
Additional insulation is like adding another layer of protection between your living space and the sweltering outdoors. In fact, when you upgrade to insulation that is rated R-38 or greater, you’ll have a substantial reduction in your utility costs.
Cooling Tips for Summer-Part 2: Limit pool pump running time.
Operate your pool pump at a maximum of 6 hours a day to save you a few dollars a month.
Use your outdoor kitchen more often.
Give your oven a rest and use your culinary talents on the grill instead. Using the oven in the heat of summer forces a home’s AC to work harder, raising electric bills.
Do chores and operate appliances after dinner.
Appliances like your washer and dishwasher all radiate a significant amount of heat. One tip to minimize the heating effect in your home during the day is to operate your appliances in the early evening.
Cooling Tips for Summer-Part 2: Seal doors and windows.
An inexpensive solution to keep the cool air indoors is to seal your windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulk. In this way, you will reduce the amount of air escaping. Therefore, you will save energy and money.
Re-think your lighting.
Incandescent bulbs waste about 90% of their energy just in the heat they emit. Therefore, it makes sense to utilize LED lighting. By switching to LED bulbs, you’ll be doing the environment and your energy bill a favor. And, save yourself from unnecessary heat.
Plant some trees to create shade.
Planting a tree has a positive effect on your physical and mental well-being. And, trees provide protection for your home from the sun’s rays. Therefore, when planting trees and shrubs, position them in front of light facing windows.
Cooling Tips for Summer-Part 2: Install a smart thermostat.
Installing a programmable thermostat can help keep your home cool and save you money on utility expenses. For example, when you’re gone during the day, your thermostat can be programmed to a higher temperature, and then lower before you come home. Upon arrival, your home will be comfortably cool without wasting energy all day.
Seal and insulate any leaks in your duct system.
Did you know you can lose a significant amount of air that flows through your duct system due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts? As a result, your utility bills could be higher, and you may find it difficult to keep the house cool, no matter the thermostat setting. However, by simply repairing any leaks in your duct system, your home will be more comfortable, energy efficient, and safer.
Keep in mind, it is best to call a professional, like Sunset Air and Home Services, to handle duct leaks.
Sunset Air and Home Services has been serving SW Florida residents just like you, for over 20 years. We take pride in ensuring all our customers are treated with the utmost respect and understand the services performed. In addition, we educate you on how to maintain your equipment so you can remain cool and keep those service calls to a minimum. Therefore, when you need AC repair or a new AC unit, call us first, 239.693.9005.