How To Stay Cool Without Increasing Your Utility Bill
As the summer heat starts to rise, keeping cool without breaking the budget can become a bit of a challenge. But there is a way to stay cool this summer without increasing your utility bill. Interested in learning how? Keep reading.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
You probably knew this would make the list. As we say quite often, the secret to an efficiently running air conditioner is to keep up with maintenance. And the easier thing to do to maintain your unit is to change your air filters every 30–60 days. When you A/C is constantly running, it is also picking up and trapping all kinds of dust and debris in the air filters. If you neglect to clean them regularly, it makes it much harder for air to flow through the system. That means your air conditioner has to work harder. The hard it works, the more you pay.
What does that mean? Clean HVAC filters are vital to the efficiency and lifecycle of your air conditioner. We suggest creating a schedule to help you remember to check your filters. You can also schedule AC maintenance with an Air Hawk professional and let us keep your unit in top condition.
Use a Smart Thermostat
Summer time often means more time at home or on vacation. That means you might find yourself spending more time in the house during hours you’d normally be away from home. As you know, the only way to really impact your utility costs is to use less electricity. A smart thermostat can help you better control how and when your air conditioner runs. This can help you increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and keep your home cool when the family is around.
Set up a schedule to ensure that your AC is not constantly running. If you know you’ll be away, be sure to schedule your air to come on just before you arrive home. This will create the perfectly cool environment you want to come home to, without having your unit running constantly all day. Opt for the Fan On mode rather than Auto. This will allow your unit to circulate cool air throughout the house even once the thermostat has reached the set temperature.
We hope these tips help you keep cool this summer. If have any questions or need to schedule maintenance, give us a call any time.