The fact that it’s summertime doesn’t mean we should be suffering
inside of our homes! Unfortunately, while our homes
should be a cool place of refuge from the harsh summer heat, often times keeping
our homes cool can be tough on our wallets.
Fortunately, there are lots of economical ways to keep your home cool and
comfortable. Learn five ways you can keep cool for less.
1. Have a BBQ
Who doesn’t love a barbeque during the summer? Not only does barbequing
give you an excuse to eat tasty food and get together with friends, but
firing up the grill can keep your home cool. When you use your stoves
and oven, heat easily becomes trapped indoors, raising the temperature
of your home. This means your AC will have to work harder to keep your
home cooling, inevitably raising your electricity bills. Consider cooking
outdoors more often this summer for a fun way to keep your home cool and
your bills lower.
2. Shady Solutions
Did you know that simply closing the shades during the sunniest part of
the day could cut your cooling costs by up to 15 percent? You read that
right! Utilizing the shades helps stop the greenhouse-like effect that
sunshine can have on your home.
3. Program Your Thermostat
If you’re not already taking advantage of your programmable thermostat,
then it is important that you start now. This is especially true if you’re
out of the home for extended periods of time. By setting your programmable
thermostat to automatically increase the temperature during the day, you
can cut cooling costs by as much as 30 percent.
4. Change the Air Filter
In order to get the most out of your AC, you should be changing the
air filter at on a regular basis. When the air filter isn’t regularly changed,
it can become bogged down with dander, dirt, dust and the like, putting
a strain on your system. As a result, it will cost more to cool your home.
5. Schedule a Maintenance Checkup
Have you scheduled a
maintenance checkup for your HVAC system this summer? If not, don’t wait! Scheduling
routine maintenance checkups at least twice annually will ensure your
air conditioning system is functioning as efficiently as possible. A more
efficient AC means more savings.
Learn More Ways to Keep Cool for Less With Phoenix Air
At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we want to help keep your home cool without
putting a dent in your wallet. Ready to learn more efficient cooling tips
Give us a call today or schedule a Palm Beach County air conditioning service appointment