In the height of the summer months in Gwinnett County, you want to find ways to balance the desire for the cool comforts of centralized air conditioning without getting charged an arm and a leg. With the AC bill shooting through the roof, any tips you can find that don’t involve turning your unit off for extended periods will be welcome for most homeowners.
Your AC unit works its hardest throughout the summer, leading to energy costs skyrocketing if you don’t have an energy savings plan at the ready. Here are some of our favorite tips to save big on your energy bill this summer!
Programmable Smart Thermostats
As programmable thermostats have evolved, homeowners have taken greater control of how their home gets cooled throughout the day. With the right smart thermostat, you gain the ability to control when to raise or lower the temperature based on your preferences and when people are in the house. Homeowners that have utilized a programmable thermostat can see reductions of around 10% in their cooling bills.
Not every Fulton County homeowner has a smart thermostat or wants to upgrade to one; however, this advanced technology isn’t the only means of finding energy savings tips. For homes that utilize overhead ceiling fans, these can quickly become essential to your energy-saving plan.
Homeowners utilizing this cost-effective cooling method can help reduce the amount they rely on their AC units during the peak summer months. Using a ceiling fan can keep the room you are currently in cool, and you can keep the AC off throughout the rest of your home, further cutting down on your energy bill.
Improve The Seals Of Your Doors And Windows
Finding ways to save on your energy bill in the summer goes beyond how often you have your AC unit running. Maximizing your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t end with air conditioning repairs. It also extends to working to ensure every aspect of your home remains energy efficient. This process begins with your doors and windows.
Heat and cool air will find ways to escape from your home, and in turn, make your heating and cooling systems work harder to compensate. Older windows with worn-down seals and warped doors provide the cool air more avenues to escape and reduce your overall efficiency. Having a professional come out to assess your doors and windows can help you identify areas where you can replace old materials and replace them with new ones to improve the seals.
Proper Cooling System Maintenance
Ensuring your air conditioner can keep up with your summer needs means getting it serviced by professionals. The Bolton Heating, Air & Fireplaces team can come out and assess the state of your cooling system and ensure it’s operating at maximum efficiency. In the cases where our air conditioning services can’t address a faulty system or a simple fix won’t address your ongoing energy efficiency issues, you can browse through our inventory to find your next unit!
With Bolton by your side, you can find a variety of ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency this summer. Contact us to schedule an appointment to assess your cooling system, or browse through our inventory to find your new one in Dekalb County today!