Have you noticed that every summer your air conditioning bill continues to increase? By avoiding large changes in temperature on a regular basis and by running your system efficiently, you’ll be able to stay cool this summer while also saving money.
Looking for other ways to save money on your AC this summer? Check out these tips!
Install a Smart Thermostat
One of the biggest issues we see is older homes in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire area with old thermostats that aren’t working correctly, or thermostats that you cannot set to kick on automatically. You might not realize it, but the older the thermostat you have, the less effective it probably is, which is causing you more money. By updating your thermostat to a smart thermostat, you’ll be able to set your thermostat and adjust it via your smartphone.
You’ll also want to make sure your thermostat is on a neutral wall so that it’s not kicking on constantly due to constant heat from a nearby window.
Close Any Blinds/Curtains
Although we all love natural light, especially during the warm summer months, the UV Rays can make the temperature in your home increase, causing your air conditioning system run harder than necessary. To help keep your AC costs down, keep your blinds and curtains closed to block these rays from entering your home. Your curtains and blinds will also help further insulate the windows so the cool air you’re pumping into your home doesn’t squeeze out.
Ensure Your Home is Well Insulated
Going off the last tip, making sure your home is well insulated is essential to ensuring the cool air you’re pushing through your home (and paying for) isn’t leaking outside and essentially cooling your neighbors. Our team at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will be able to let you know what changes need to be made and whether or not your insulation needs to be updated.
To schedule your appointment, contact us today at (603) 518-5777.