With temperatures in Lake Havasu City easily climbing above 110 degrees (or more!) every June, July and August, cooling costs can be one of your biggest monthly household expenses. Luckily, there are lots of easy ways you can save energy this summer.
By following the tips in this blog, you can cut down on your bills and stay nice and cool at the same time. Take a look at these home energy-efficiency tips you can start implementing right away.
1. Use your thermostat efficiently
Many homeowners have no idea how they can get the most out of their thermostats to save energy in the summer.
For obvious reasons, the primary way to save is to set your thermostat to the highest comfortable temperature during the summer. Set the temperature higher during times you’re away from home. Don’t set your thermostat to a super-low temperature when you want to cool the house, as this doesn’t speed up cooling.
2. Upgrade to Energy Star cooling equipment
If your cooling unit is no longer working efficiently or is more than 10 years old, you should have your system evaluated by a qualified HVAC professional here at Air Control. One sure way to save energy this summer is to have our team install a new air conditioner or heat pump.
Energy Star units are designed for home energy-efficiency and can save you up to 20 percent on your home-cooling bill. It’s easy to find these units because they have an Energy Star label on them. Our professionals know how to advise you in choosing the best Trane unit for your home’s needs.
3. Use other home-cooling resources, like fans and blinds
Ceiling fans help circulate conditioned air more effectively. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, by using fans, you can raise your thermostat setting by 4 degrees without this increase affecting your comfort.
You can also help lower your energy costs and keep your home cooler by ensuring that window blinds and curtains are closed while you are away from home. This keeps out the sun’s hot rays.
Call Air Control for advice on how to save energy
Take action now before the summer sizzle sets in. Call Air Control for more advice and tips on energy-efficiency and boosting your home’s energy savings.