How to Save Money On Air Conditioning Cost
Hot weather is just around the corner and it's time to check out your AC unit. You'll also want to check around your home to make sure that you're prepared to keep the cool air in and the hot air out! Learn more on how you can save money on AC cost this summer.
Get your HVAC unit cleaned and serviced before the summer heat. An air conditioner that is dirty or needs a filter change will work much harder than it needs to for your comfort. Keeping the AC unit in good shape will save you electrical costs and extend the life of the unit.
Keep The Heat Out
You can save a great deal on air conditioning costs by preparing your home. Close south and east facing window treatments in the morning and make sure the blinds or curtains on the west side of your home are closed after lunch.
Consider adding awnings to windows that get a lot of western sun as heat will build up in these rooms at the end of the day. If you can't add awnings, reflective window film can help reduce heat build up.
Keep Air Moving
A simple way to reduce the load on your HVAC system is to use fans. From ceiling fans to box fans, moving air around your home will help to cool the inhabitants. This is particularly important along the floor.
If your feet are cool, you're likelier to feel cooler throughout the day. Keep your floors as clean as you can to encourage bare feet and use box fans to keep air moving at ankle level.
Avoid Adding Heat Inside
If you have a patio or yard space, cooking outside helps reduce adding heat inside your home. Even if you don't have a grill, a simple camping stove can be quite inexpensive and will make it easy for you to have a burner that doesn't add to the workload of your air conditioning unit.
Stay cool and save on your electrical bills this summer. By properly maintaining the AC unit and keeping your home shielded from the extreme heat of the day, you can use your AC unit to the fullest benefit and be comfortable at the same time. Call Harwich Port at (508) 593-9436 or use our online form to schedule your next appointment!