The summer is when your air conditioner is really put through its paces to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you aren’t ready to replace your entire system to keep your energy costs down, you can still lower your summer power bill. Here are some tips to help you make sure that you are not paying more than you have to this year.
How to Lower your Summer Power Bill
1. Clean your air conditioner filter regularly.
When the filter gets dirty, it has to work harder to pull air into the system. This uses up more energy, which ends up costing you more money. Make a point of checking your outdoor filter every couple of weeks to make sure it is clean. If it’s an outdoor filter, you may be able to hose it off and replace it in your unit.
2. Keep your drapes or blinds closed to beat the heat.
We all like to see the sun on a warm, summer day; except that when you let the sunshine into your home, you are also allowing the heat to enter in as well. The south and west sides of your house are particularly vulnerable, so make sure that you keep the blinds and drapes closed unless you have someone in the house who is particularly enjoying the sunshine. If not, close them up to lower the temperature and save on your energy costs.
3. Use caulking to seal cracks.
If you notice that an area near a door or a window feels particularly warm, check it for leaks or cracks. If you find a gap, use caulking or an expanding foam to fill up the gap. It will keep the cool air in your home so that you are using less energy to keep it comfortable during the summer months.
4. Take steps to keep your kitchen cool.
One way to increase the temperature in your home is to use your oven to cook meals. Now is a good time to plan some no-cook meals or use the microwave or a slow cooker more often to avoid heating up your kitchen. Air Depot is your go-to source for air conditioner sales and service in the Cypress Texas and surrounding areas. Call us and schedule your heating and cooling service today.