To save money on cooling your home, the simplest thing you can do is set your thermostat to the highest possible temperature that keeps you comfortable. Energy.gov recommends that you keep your thermostat set higher when you are away from home. Once you return home, lower your thermostat down to 78 degrees F.
2. Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
With our busy lives, it can be challenging to remember to turn up the thermostat as we run out the door each morning. Having a programmable thermostat allows you to set up programs that handle changing the temperature in your home.
3. Keep Your Blinds Closed During the Day
Your home will stay cooler if you keep your blinds closed during the day. Some blinds have a special layer that faces outdoors and reflects the sun rays away from your home. Others are designed to allow you to still see outdoors while they keep heat out of your home
4. Use Fans Throughout Your home
Fans do not create cold air. Instead, they move the cold air created by your air conditioner around your home. Ceiling fans can pull warm are up in your home and make your home more comfortable.
5. Have Your Air Conditioner Professionally Maintained
Yearly professional maintenance is a small investment in your heating and cooling system that pays off with savings on our cooling bills. Our technicians will inspect your system and make needed adjustment and repairs that will ensure that your system will run smoothly and more efficiently to keep your electric bills in check.
6. Change Air Filters Frequently
Your system needs proper airflow to run efficiently. If your air filters are dirty, your air conditioner will work much harder than it needs to. You will see more wear and tear, and you can expect your equipment to not last as long as it should. Keeping your filters clean helps cut your energy costs and improve the lifespan of your air conditioner.
7. Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner is more than ten years old, requires repairs often, or it does not seem to cool your home as well as it used to, it could be time to replace it. Today’s air conditioners use much less energy, making them less expensive to run. The savings you will receive while cooling your home are worth the cost of replacing your air conditioning.
Whether you want to reduce your air conditioning bills, need a repair, maintenance appointment, or new installation, East Coast Heating & Air Conditioning is the company to call in the Port Orange and surrounding area. We are ready to help you save money on not only your cooling costs, but also your heating costs.