5 Ways to Save Money on Your HVAC Bill This Summer
With Charlotte temperatures at an all time high this season, AC bills are rising with the heat. Prime Comfort knows the struggle of trying to keep a cool home or office while not spending a fortune doing so. Here we have collected a few helpful ways to save money on your monthly HVAC bill while staying cool in comfort.
Close Curtains, Blinds, and Shades
This is one of the easiest solutions to cutting the cost of your HVAC bill. To avoid the absorption of the sun’s heat into your home, close all shades and blinds during the sun’s peak point in the day. For more heat protection, look into solar screens for your windows. Solar screens block the sun’s heat, while still allowing light to come through.
Run Your Thermostat Economically
Take advantage of having a programmable thermostat by setting temperatures to a level of comfort depending on activity points throughout the day. Keep in mind the times that no one is occupying your home. If no one is home, there is no reason for your HVAC to be running constantly. Your temperature should be set higher when you’re away, and lower when you’re home. *Side note: Please keep in mind that setting your thermostat to a lower temperature will not cool down your home or office faster, but rather keep your machine running for longer. Make sure when you lower the temperature, to be sure to set it back once your space is cooled.
Avoid Heat Build-Up During The Day
Many causes of heat build-up come from the machines within your home: a dishwasher, oven, or dryer. When the temperatures rise, make sure these appliances are not being used or save them for times when the sun is down. For ways to avoid using these appliances during the day, wash dishes by hand, hang clothes to dry, and use a microwave or outdoor grill when cooking.
Take Advantage of The Wind-Chill Effect
Using a ceiling fan or circulating fan is such a common fix to air conditioning costs, but probably the most effective when trying to cool down an area. The wind-chill effect can make a room feel 6 to 7 degrees cooler with circulating air. Keep your fans on high and relax in the cool air. **Side note: Make sure to turn off fans when no one is around. Leaving fans on can be a waste of electricity and money.
Schedule Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance
Just like any well-run machine, your HVAC unit needs proper maintenance and attention. Scheduling professional AC maintenance with Prime Comfort can have your system running smoothly and efficiently. Regular maintenance and repairs can keep your cooling costs down while expanding the life of your HVAC system. Regular maintenance can help in finding potential problems before they arise and take the proper measures to keep your system running its very best. Call us today to schedule a check up appointment for your unit at (704) 237-3417!