Summer tends to get really hot especially in Las Vegas. It is the time that you make use of your cooling system to get rid of the heat. However, cooling your house doesn’t have to be expensive. There are smart yet efficient ways to save yourself from high energy bill while enjoying the comfort of a cool air surrounding your house.
Want to find out how? Check out below.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat can help you save on your energy bills a lot. The greatest advantage of a programmable thermostat is that it only functions when you are home. If you are gone to work, for example, it will automatically shut the AC down thus, saving you from the worry that you have forgotten to turn your AC off upon leaving home.
Another important thing you should consider is regulating the humidity inside your house. Whenever you are running your conditioner, make sure that you are not using any appliances that emit too much heat. For example, avoid using the oven, flat iron, washer or dryer. The presence of additional heat within your home will make it harder for your AC to cool the air. The harder it works the more energy it consumes.
Keep the Air Circulating
If you think ceiling fans are a substitute for air conditioners, then you are wrong. In fact, you should run it together with your AC unit. The presence of the ceiling fan will help circulate the air inside your home. This will make cooling your home faster over a shorter period of time. The faster your inside temperature cools down, the less hard work it is for your AC to cool your home’s atmosphere.
Insulate Your House
When we say insulate, we refer to heat-proofing your house. Not allowing heat to enter your house or letting cool air escape from your house will be easier for your air conditioner to reach its desired temperature. Make sure to cover any unnecessary holes. Use shades or draperies to cover your windows to block off heat especially during summer.
Don’t Forget the Maintenance
Maintenance is vital to our AC units in order for it to run efficiently for a long time. A well-maintained air conditioner can last up to a maximum of fifteen years! Do regular monthly maintenance like changing or cleaning your filters, cleaning your coils, making sure your outdoor unit is free from debris, and have your trusted technician conduct seasonal maintenance.
Try applying these smart yet effective tips in your home and observe the changes in your monthly energy bills. You’d be surprised at how these simple steps can drop the price of your utility bills. If you need more professional help and tips, visit Johnny On The Spot or contact us right away at (702) 674-9822! Our HVAC experts will always be willing to assist you.