Summer’s around the corner, and with it comes substantial surges in electricity bills. However, keeping your home cool during these hot summer days doesn’t have to result in increasing your electric bill. Keeping your house energy-efficient is extremely important in south Florida.
Fortunately, there are ways to save money that require minimal effort without sacrificing comfort. Here are five energy-efficient tips and tricks to prevent your electric bill from increasing during the summer months.
Here are some great tips on how to make your home energy-efficient:
1. Keep your windows and doors sealed shut for maximum energy-efficiency.
Keeping your windows and doors sealed shut will prevent cool air from seeping through the cracks and reducing the airflow from leaking in and out. According to Energystar.gov, sealing your windows and doors around your home can provide up to a 10% savings on your annual energy bills. This makes your home much more energy-efficient.
2. Use your ceiling fan.
A ceiling fan is a must-have appliance for the summer months. By using your ceiling fan, you can make adjustments to your thermostat and give your air conditioner a break without sacrificing comfort. Changing your ceiling fan rotation counterclockwise this summer will push the air to create a cooling wind, making you feel cooler without affecting the room temperature.
3. Install a smart thermostat.
Investing in a smart thermostat will help you save money by using as little energy as possible. The technology is set to adapt to your preferences and adjust the temperature while you’re asleep or away. To learn more about why smart thermostats are worth the investment, check out our recent blog.
4. Block the sun with blinds and curtains.
Blinds and curtains not only add decoration to your home, but they also help save energy. Keeping your blinds and curtains open throughout the day causes sunlight to come in and raise the temperature of your home, which makes your air conditioning unit work overtime.
5. Service your HVAC system and Change Air Filters.
Before the hot summer days approach, it is important to schedule your annual HVAC system maintenance. Your technician will carefully inspect and provide you with a detailed report with everything you need to know to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. In addition, they will change your air filter and conduct a drainpipe evaluation to ensure your AC unit works all summer long.
As you can see, cutting the cost on your electric bill requires minimal effort. Follow these simple tips and tricks and your wallet will thank you later!
At POLAIR, we offer our customers evidence-based service for their HVAC system. We invest in the best in class technology and equipment to give customers insight and service on their HVAC system that will protect not only their investment but also the longevity of their system. We are happy to provide high-quality service with our expertly trained staff. Call us at 561-395-6400 to schedule an appointment for AC maintenance.