Think about how often your air conditioner clicks on during the summer. It’s like a marathon runner. Of course, the more it cycles, the higher your energy bill. But there are many ways you can keep your home cool without breaking the bank. Check out these money-saving, house-cooling hacks
1. Close the Blinds
Homes lose a lot of energy through windows. And during the summer, the sun is even brighter and hotter than usual. As the sun rises and sets, close the blinds or draw the curtains. Doing so will prevent sunlight from heating the room.
2. Turn on the Ceiling Fan
If you spend most of your time in a single room, the ceiling fan will become your best friend. Ceiling fans use less energy than AC units. Most models have multiple speeds, making it possible to stay cool on even the hottest summer day.
3. Program the Thermostat
There’s no reason to keep your home chilly when no one is home. A smart thermostat lets you program a cooling schedule that best works for your family. If you have pets, a home zoning system will allow you to cool a designated room without affecting temperatures in the rest of the house.
4. Run the Dehumidifier
Humid air makes temperatures seem hotter than they really are. If you feel sweaty and sticky inside your home, it’s time to check the moisture levels. A dehumidifier will pull excess moisture from the air. Not only will you feel more comfortable, but it will also improve your home’s indoor air quality.
While nothing will ever replace your tried-and-true AC, these hacks will give your HVAC system a much-needed break. Want to get your AC ready for summer? Schedule your annual air conditioner maintenance with a local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer.