Expenses add up quickly nowadays – grocery prices seem to always rise, housing can be costly, and home maintenance costs can be a real hit to the family budget. For many individuals as well as families in the area, money is tight and they are on the lookout for ways to save money. Your heating and cooling bill can fluctuate depending on the seasons. But, if you’re looking for a way to not only conserve energy but put a few extra pennies in your bank, we’ve listed some helpful tips that can help you save money on your energy bill every month.
Tip #1: Set the air conditioning.
Programming your air conditioning unit to a comfortable 78 degrees with the thermostat set to “auto” while no one is home can help conserve energy while keeping the energy bill lower. Don’t leave it off or set too low. It costs more to cool the house if it is hot than to just maintain the temperature. Consider installing a Wi-Fi thermostat so you can monitor and control your heating and cooling from your iPhone.
Tip #2: Block natural light and open the windows.
On a hot sunny day, it sure is nice to open the blinds and enjoy the radiant light. But, keep in mind that if you do this for too long, your home is going to heat up quickly and you’ll spend time and money trying to cool it down. If your home faces the sun regularly throughout the day, consider closing the blinds or curtains to keep the inside cool and comfortable. In addition, before the weather starts heating up for the day, open the doors and windows in the morning to remove extra heat. That way, you can use your air conditioning less.
Tip #3: Turn off what you’re not using.
Turn off your ceiling fan if you’re not using it. A fan that continually runs will increase your energy bill. The same goes with lights. Use them only as needed. Not only does light usage drive energy costs higher, but they also add extra heat to the home.
Gaining control of your energy usage in your home or office will help you trim costs significantly. You’ll not only feel great about having extra money in your wallet, but you will also feel good about minimizing your impact on the environment. Think about what ways you can conserve energy and act on it today.
If you think your heating and cooling system needs to be updated in order to be efficient and help save you money in the long run, give us a call today. Our non-pushy sales people are ready to help find the right cooling solution for your home or office.
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