If your electricity bills are costly throughout the summer there are a few things you'll want to consider doing to save some money. Lowering the utility costs puts more money in your pockets to enjoy other activities throughout the summer and helps conserve energy.
You could be wasting money every time you turn your air conditioner on, and an air conditioning service and repair professional can help you make important changes around your home to prevent this.
The ducts in your home could be preventing the cool air from reaching all of the spaces within the house because they have leaks or are damaged. Having an HVAC expert seal the ducts can save you 20 to 30 percent on your air conditioning energy costs, since that is the average amount of air someone is losing. The sealing will also be beneficial to your gas and electrical bills in the winter months.
Turn it Up
Turning the thermostat up a few degrees so the air conditioning keeps the house comfortable and prevents humidity, without making it chilly, will save you money. Program the thermostat to keep the house coolest while you are home, and let the temperature rise while you aren't home to continue with the savings. If you don't have a programmable thermostat, ask the HVAC professional to install them.
Pull Out the Heat
Do you have an attic fan that pulls heat out of the attic in the summer? Hot air rises and heat and humidity can easily get trapped between the house and the roof. Installing an attic fan makes it easier for the air conditioning unit to heat the home, and it prevents condensation. There are models that are solar powered, so you don't have to worry about electrical wiring for installation or using electricity to power the fan.
If you feel that your electricity bills could go down substantially in the summer and you want to cut back on your spending, these different things could help a great deal. Talk with a heating and cooling expert who is trained to help make your home more efficient, and see where you can save not only in the summer, but with your furnace in the winter as well. The more money you are able to save on heating and cooling bills annually, the more money you can invest and enjoy for other areas of your life.