Everyone is looking to save money, and one way to do this is to cut down on energy consumption. There are certain steps a person can take that can lower their energy bill with some simple steps. This has the added benefit of helping the environment, so it is a win-win for the homeowner and for society in general.
For the upcoming summer months, make sure you have blinds or drapes that can keep out the sun. This helps keep your home cool and keeps your air conditioner from running. The drapes or curtains should be light in color to allow in light while blocking the heat.
A person should also keep their interior doors open, which allows air to flow freely throughout the home. When rooms are closed off, it can restrict air flow and cause an air conditioner to run more than it should.
It may also be a good idea to install ceiling fans in the home. These fans don’t use any more energy than a typical light bulb, so they can keep a person cool without using much energy. Be sure to turn off these fans when no one is in the room to maximize savings.
Next, set your home thermostat to 78 degrees. For additional savings, you can set it even higher. There are estimates that indicate a homeowner can cut their energy bill by up to 8% for every degree above 78.
For maximum energy efficiency, consider installing a new air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 15. This will significantly reduce your energy bills while keeping your home as comfortable as possible.
To learn more about how to save money cooling your home, contact Classic Aire Care. We can change your air filter, give your air conditioner a tune-up, or install a completely new unit to reduce your energy bill. For more than 80 years, the people of St. Louis have trusted us with their cooling needs and we will put that experience to work for you. To learn more, call us today.