Summertime brings allergies, high temperatures, A/C running on full-blast and, unfortunately, higher energy bills. As you’re trying to keep yourself cool, we don’t want your summer energy bills burning a hole in your pocket. With a few simple energy-saving tips, you can keep your home cool while saving money.
Here are a few inexpensive and easy solutions to stay cool this summer:
- Make sure your HVAC equipment and air filters are well-maintained. Replace or clean your air filters as needed. Don’t forget to have your air conditioner unit serviced before the hot weather hits every year to make sure it runs more efficiently.
- Don’t let cool air escape. If your A/C is running all day, but your home doesn’t feel much cooler, there could be air leaks in your home. You should add weatherstripping to your doors and windows, and caulk any cracks in the walls to keep cool air from escaping.
- Properly insulate your attic. If your home has an attic, you should install modern insulation to help lower cooling costs in the summer. On warm days, temperatures in the attic can rise upwards of 140 degrees. Proper insulation and ventilation can help lower your attic temperatures.
- Unplug electronics and appliances when not in use. Something as simple as turning off your electronics when they’re not in use can help lower your energy bills. Keep in mind that electronics such as computers also give off heat, so it’s a double-whammy in the summer.
- Buy Energy Star products. From air conditioners to refrigerators, the federal Energy Star program ensures that products meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines that help protect the environment and save you money.
These energy-saving tips are just a start to help keep your home cool and your summer energy bills low. For more expert advice on energy-saving tips and other HVAC topics, contact Air Assurance Heating, Cooling & Air Quality today! We proudly service residents of Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about energy saving tips and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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