Summer is scorching, and everyone is trying to make themselves comfortable with cooling solutions. However, doing this without an energy-saving game plan can cause your utility bills to skyrocket and really dent your monthly budget. Follow these simple tips to save on your AC costs, and keep your temperatures within comfortable levels in Savannah, GA.
Check Your Air Conditioner
AC units perform efficiently and consume less energy when in good condition. To help prevent breakdowns, be sure to hire an expert to conduct regular checks and maintenance of coils, evaporative coolers and filters. If your air conditioner is too old to repair, consider investing in a professional for a new AC installation.
Optimize Your Thermostat
Setting your thermostat slightly above 78 degrees Fahrenheit will reduce your energy usage. You can also adjust it to read much higher when you leave your house and lower when you’re home.
Another solution could be replacing your old thermostat with a modern version. Most modern thermostats use smart technology to adjust home temperatures for energy efficiency automatically.
Buy a Fan
Ceiling fans are a very energy efficient companion to air conditioners. With a fan, you can set your thermostat higher while still maintaining your comfort.
Use Energy Saving Bulbs
Do you still rely on incandescent light bulbs in your home? If your answer is yes, this summer is the perfect time to replace them with energy-saving LED lights. Unlike their LED counterparts that can save up to 75% of energy, incandescent light bulbs use only 15% of electricity and waste the rest.
Wash With a Plan
Consider washing your clothes using cold water. Also, instead of drying your clothes using a dryer, if you have the space, hang them on a rack inside to air dry. This will save you the amount you spend on electricity bills for dryers and washers.
Keep your home cool while saving energy with the above tips. If you haven’t had your AC maintenance completed this year, it’s not too late to contact McDevitt Air today for expert AC maintenance or repair services.
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