When the mercury rises, it can be tempting to crank up the air conditioner. But with a few simple summer energy savings tips, we can slash our energy bills and conserve energy by being conscious about our energy usage.
10 Summer Energy Savings Tips
Here are 10 seriously easy ways to save energy this summer, while staying cool all season long.
1. Join the fan club.
Ceiling fans maximize air circulation, keeping everyone in the room cooler. Pair it with an open window and you’ll save you mucho dinero. Just remember set your fan to turn in a counter-clockwise direction during the summer.
2. Dress like you’re on vaca.
Kick off your shoes and bust out the shorts, tanks and sundresses. The less you wear, the higher you can set your thermostat.
3. Be Beachy.
While we’re on the topic of vacation, why not flaunt some beach hair. Skip the energy-guzzling blow dryer and curling irons for a wash and go. Let the warm summer breeze take care of the rest.
4. Grill outside.
Barbecue outdoors to avoid heating up your kitchen and blasting the AC.
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6. Set motion sensors.
Set your outdoor security lights to come on only when needed to deter energy draining when you may not even be home.
7. Close the shades.
Draw your curtains before you leave for the day to protect against solar heat.
Even when they’re turned off, your appliances are sucking small amounts of energy that can really add up. Somethings don’t need to be on 24/7, like your computer, TV, iPod speakers, or even your Wi-Fi. Turn them off at night – and especially when you leave on vacation.
9. Go programmable.
Install a programmable thermostat so you can control the temperature changes when you’re away from the home, sleeping or away from long periods of time.
10. Let air flow.
Clean or change your HVAC filter at least once a month to allow for proper air flow. Your AC will thank you for it by operating at peak performance and efficiency.
If you’re looking to lower your home energy bills, it’s important to put together an energy savings plan and it starts with these simple summer energy savings tips.
NATE Certified AC Technicians at Princeton Fuel
Call our NATE certified AC technicians to complete a routine maintenance of your AC unit. We can clean the evaporator coils, condensate pan, fan blades, fins, and outer coils. Of course, installing a high efficiency air conditioner can make a drastic impact on the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool as well. Give us a call to find out more about saving some serious money this summer.