Managing Your HVAC System

How To Save Money On Your A/C Bill

Summer is here, which means more time spent outside, family cookouts, pool time and other outdoor activities. The warm summer weather means you'll be using your air conditioner to help you stay cool while indoors after spending all that time outside. It always feels great to come into a cool house at the end of a long day, but that good feeling comes at a cost. Your energy bill could begin to add up quickly if you aren't careful. See below for ways to help save you some money on your energy bill this summer season.

Keep The Sun Out

Sure that sunshine feels great, but when it's coming into your windows, it can make your home warm up quickly. Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to help keep your home cool.

Open Windows At Night

In the evenings, open up those curtains and blinds, and open up the windows (if it's cool out) to allow the cool night air into your home. Be sure to close those windows early in the morning to prevent humidity from entering your home.

Insulate Windows And Doors

Caulk around windows and doors throughout your home to help prevent all of that cool air from escaping. Also,  caulk around trim work both inside your home and around trim outside your home. Also install new weather stripping around doors and windows. This will help save you money on your heating bills as well.

Use A Whole House Fan

If your house has a whole house fan, use it. It helps pull out the hot, humid air from your home and takes it up and out of the vent on your roof. It also helps to move the cool air from lower floors up to higher floors. If you don't have a whole house fan, you may want to look into getting one. 

Turn On Ceiling Fans

When in a room relaxing or sleeping at night, use those ceiling fans to help circulate the air. Remember that fans cool people, not necessarily rooms, so turn these off when you leave a room.

Cook Outside

In the summer, take advantage of the warm weather and that grill to cook outside. Using the stove and oven can heat up your home, causing your air conditioner to cycle more frequently to keep your home cool. Cooking outside will prevent this from happening and you'll enjoy the grilled taste of your food. It's a win-win.

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you should have to pay an arm and a leg for your a/c bill. Use the tips above to help you save some money. Contact a technician, like Green  Air Inc , for more help.