Use Ceiling Fans
This seems pretty simple and self-explanatory, but, ceiling fans circulate cool air, this takes some of the heavy lifting off of your air conditioning system.
So our tip for you is to use your existing ceiling fans, or install them if you don’t have any, to increase energy efficiency and stop your bill from raising.
Reduce Incoming Sunlight
Many of us know, the sun is extremely hot, but it can actually increase your bill by warming your house. Sunlight that comes in through your windows actually raises the temperature inside of your home. Our tip to you is to attempt to block the sunlight. One of the ways you could do this is by, planting some trees around your windows to produce shade, however, another option that is more affordable is to purchase blackout shades or curtains.
Insulate Your Walls and Attics
As we mentioned above, windows in your home could be leaking air, however, windows aren’t the only part of your home that could be leaking air. Attics, walls and crawl spaces lose air as well. Our tip for you is to have your home professionally insulated your home. This is key if you have an older home, we believe it is well worth the investment.
Find Lower Ground
One main thing to note is, that heat rises, so our tip for you is to try to avoid the upper floors of your home as much as possible. If you do this, you can most likely leave your thermostat on a higher temperature for longer during the day. This also means you can most likely lower the temperature at night for an upstairs bedroom.
Get Your AC System Serviced
This tip is also straight forward and self-explanatory, but if your unit is not working properly, it could also raise the cost of your bill. So, our tip for you is to hire a local contractor to service your air conditioning system, to keep your system working properly. If you do decide to hire a contractor, the service should include cleaning any outdoor coils, checking any voltage connections, and making sure that the refrigerant in your unit is at proper levels.