Keep Cool and Save Big On Your Your Summer AC Bill
As the temperatures soar this summer, you’ll likely rely more on your air conditioning (AC) unit to maintain a comfortable climate indoors. But along with the increased use of the AC system comes a spike in energy costs. Fortunately, Western Heating, Air, & Plumbing is committed to helping you keep cool and save big without sacrificing comfort. Here are some practical steps you can take to keep your home cool and your wallet happy this summer.
Regular AC unit maintenance is a crucial factor in reducing energy costs. An AC unit that’s well maintained operates more efficiently, providing better cooling and reducing energy consumption. We recommend annual professional check-ups to ensure your system is in its best shape. Our expert technicians can detect and resolve any potential issues that could lead to energy wastage or costly repairs later.
Adjust Your Thermostat
How you set your thermostat plays a significant role in managing your energy costs. A higher setting will save energy. Consider setting your thermostat to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re home and slightly higher when you’re away. You could also invest in a programmable or smart thermostat that adjusts temperatures automatically based on your schedule and preferences.
Optimize Your Home’s Insulation
Proper insulation keeps the cool air inside your home and the hot air outside. Check your home’s insulation, particularly in the attic and around windows and doors. Seal any cracks or gaps that could allow the cool air to escape. You might be surprised how much difference good insulation makes in your home’s comfort and energy bills.
Ceiling and portable fans can be great allies in the fight against high energy bills. They circulate the air, creating a wind-chill effect that can make a room feel cooler. They consume significantly less energy than AC units, so you can raise your thermostat setting a few degrees without sacrificing comfort.
Consider an AC Upgrade
If your AC system is old or inefficient, it may be time for an upgrade. Newer models are often designed with energy efficiency as a priority. At Western, we can guide you through the selection process and ensure a professional installation.
Block Out the Sun
Lastly, blocking the sun’s heat can reduce your AC load. Use blinds, curtains, and shades to limit the amount of sunlight entering your home during the peak hot hours. This will keep your home naturally cooler, reducing the amount of work your AC needs to do.
So keep cool and save big by following these tips. You’ll enjoy a cool, comfortable summer without the burden of a skyrocketing energy bill. Remember, we’re here to help you at Western Heating, Air, & Plumbing, ensuring your home’s HVAC system performs at its best while optimizing energy efficiency. If your AC doesn’t seem to be keeping your home cool, call us at (801) 341-9970 or visit us at www.WesternHeatingAir.com , and we’ll come and evaluate your AC. So stay cool this summer, and save big with us!