I live in a warm climate, and my family and I rely heavily on our air conditioner to keep us comfortable each summer.
Unfortunately, high air conditioning use in the warmer months tends to lead to high energy bills.
Here are some things that you can do to avoid these unexpected charges in the summer. Changing your air conditioner air filter often is a great way to raise your air conditioner’s efficiency, which will help you save energy. Your air conditioner filter traps all kinds of dust, debris and pet hair, and can become clogged if left to do its job for too long. Most HVAC professionals recommend changing your air conditioner filter every 30-60 days, especially if you have pets. Another thing you can do to save energy in the summer and pay less in energy costs each month is to consider upgrading your windows. Single pane windows and aluminum window frames are incredibly inefficient, and can mean that your money is flying right out the window. Upgrading to double pane windows and vinyl window frames will help to insulate your home much better, and will help your home to remain at a more consistent ambient temperature, putting less strain on your air conditioner, making it more efficient. Another thing to consider if you want to save money on your energy bills this summer is to switch to a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is connected to wifi and can be controlled by an app on your phone or computer. This can help you to save money by only having your air conditioner run when you need it to, and give it a rest when the home is empty. Hopefully these tips help you and your family save money on your energy bills this summer.