Forecasters have been reporting record highs throughout the North East during this summer season. It’s now more important than ever that you and your family stay cool and comfortable during these warm months, while still keeping your air conditioning energy efficient. Here are some tips for saving money on your cooling bill despite the rising temperatures:
- Don’t Use Big Equipment During Peak Hours: Avoid using major appliances such as the washer, dryer, and dishwasher in your home between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays. For businesses, reserve printing or major copying tasks for the mornings. This helps you save money and produce fewer carbon emissions.
- Choose Appliances with the Energy Star Seal: Homeowners will save dramatically by using Energy Star qualified cooling units. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old or you feel that it needs replacing, making the switch to a system with the Energy Star seal is a smart move.
- Take Advantage of Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans can lower a room’s temperature by a few degrees. They require less energy than your air conditioner. It’s a smart idea to consider relying solely on the fan for a few hours of the day.
- Properly Maintain Ducts and Insulation: You can increase your home’s cooling efficiency by up to twenty-percent by simply sealing and insulating ducts. If you’ve already treated ducts with this process, check to make sure that the insulation is intact so that it can absorb the heat in the summertime.
Applying these smart tips during the summer can help you boost your home’s energy efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint, and lower your cooling bill. At Morvent’s One Hour, our certified technicians have been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s A+ rating for our excellent services and customer satisfaction in the Kennett Square and Westchester areas. To find out what we can do for your home or business, call us today at (484) 734-1445.