By April, the flowers have been blooming and the weather has been getting warmer. People are concerned now more than ever with saving and using their resources as efficiently as possible. One of the best places to start in the effort to save is at home. With summer drawing nigh, there’s no time like the present to start figuring out one’s strategy for saving energy and money this summer. Below are a few tips to get you started.
Adjust the Thermostat
The thermostat controls the temperature of your home, which translates to the amount of energy your HVAC unit will push out regularly. The best range to set your AC is between 72 and 78 degrees (Fahrenheit.) Although it might feel initially better to blast an icy temperature throughout the house on a swelteringly hot day, you’ll be thankful for the savings when your home remains temperate.
Unplug Fans and Electric Outlets
Fans and other electronic equipment still use energy when they are plugged into the outlets. If you use a fan during the summer, only turn the power on while you are in the room. Focus on cooling down the people in the rooms rather than the room itself. Meanwhile, unplugging units temporarily can reduce your energy bill even more.
Close Curtains and Blinds
A very simple way to save energy and money this summer is to limit the amount of sunlight that gets inside your home. While it is healthy for people to have exposure to sunlight, your home can get hotter with so much inside it. With a warmer home, your air conditioner has to work harder to cool the house. The fix is easy: close your curtain and blinds.
Limit Hot Water
In general, minimizing the amount of heat in your home involves limiting how many hot things are in your house. Water is one of the most powerful sources of energy in your home, and hot water creates humidity and heat. Therefore, keeping your showers on the colder side will help reduce your bill as well.
Appliances make up a substantial part of the home. The refrigerator and the heating and cooling system regularly consume energy. The best way to make sure these large items remain as low cost as possible is to keep them well-maintained and to replace them with a more efficient model if necessary. If you have questions or need service for your HVAC system, contact Ground Loop!
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If you are concerned about high electricity bills in the winter, consider investing in geothermal heat pumps to help alleviate some of those costs. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.today.
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