The hot summer relies hugely on air conditioning to regulate the extreme temperatures and maintain the cool climate in homes. Homeowners often struggle with ways to manage higher electric bills. Fortunately, cooling down your home doesn’t have to hit your wallet. Here are some suggestions on ways to lower your summer electric bills.
Ways to Lower Summer Electric Bills
When an air conditioner filter is blocked, it does not run efficiently. Regular cleaning of the air filter is vital to prevent it from clogging. Moreover, you should eliminate yard debris near the outside unit of your AC system and keep nearby bushes cut. Additionally, sanitizing and vacuuming your unit can assist in keeping the air filter in good condition.
Consider installing a programmable thermostat. This step enables you to consistently change the temperature throughout the day by setting it ahead of time instead of adjusting it multiple times. In addition, you can select and limit which rooms in your home are cooled. By only cooling certain rooms, your AC consumes less power because it doesn’t have to work as hard.
Sometimes something as simple as opening a window can reduce costs. Homeowners can use natural ventilation to help reduce AC energy consumption levels. If your home is located in a climate with regular breezes, then make use of them. Opening a window allows you to shut off your AC and use the free cool air to make your home a more comfortable temperature. Also, installing a window film could help you save money. The film reduces heat gain, which, in turn, will help to maintain the cool temperatures inside your house.
Call a Cockeysville Electrician
Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling is a full-service electrical for the greater Baltimore area. No job is too small. We give 100% to every light bulb change, just as we do to a remodeling or rewiring project. We use only high-quality, contractor-grade materials. Contact us today to learn more about ways to achieve lower summer electric bills.