During the warm summer months here in the Las Vegas area our air conditioning units are working overtime to keep our homes cool. While homeowners truly love the cool air that their air conditioning provides, the power bill that comes along with it can truly be overwhelming. There are different things that you can do to help your air conditioning unit run at maximum efficiency.
Running Air Conditioner with Doors & Windows Open Makes AC System Work Harder
Every time your windows or doors open during the summer you can literally feel the hot air entering your home. If you are chatting with your friends at the door, resist the urge to stand and visit with the door open. Invite your friends or neighbors inside and visit inside your home. This will keep the hot air out and the cool air in. Make sure that you keep your windows closed when your air conditioning unit if on as well.
Use Recommended Thermostat Settings
Thermostats are an amazing part of your air conditioning system. Without your thermostat your unit would not be able to regulate the temperature in your house. There are some tips that you can keep in mind regarding your thermostat to help you save money on your energy bill. First, don’t crank your thermostat down to cool your home faster. It does not work! Just put your thermostat at the temperature that you want to have your house at and let your air conditioning unit work at its own pace to reach the desired temperature. Second, if you are going to be gone from home for 8 hours or more turn your thermostat to a high temperature while you are gone. Having a thermostat that is programmable can makes it easy to set your thermostat according to your typical patterns. Last, do not constantly change the thermostat setting you are you home. Doing this will indeed increase your energy bill!
Keep Heat Producing Appliances Away From Your Thermostat
If you have appliances that produce heat, do not put them by your thermostat. If you have appliances that produce heat near your thermostat it will tell your thermostat that the air in your home is warmer than it is. This will cause your system to run longer and work harder than it needs to.
Keep Curtains and Blinds Closed to Keep Heat Out
During the day direct sunlight comes in through your windows and increases the temperature of your home. If you keep your curtains and blinds closed during the day will help keep some of the heat from making your home warmer that it has to be.
Avoid Using Your Dryer and Oven During Hottest Part of Day
Using your dryer and oven definitely will make the temperature of your home increase. If you can limit your dryer and oven from being run during the hottest parts of the day, it will keep your house cooler. Keeping your house as cool as possible will reduce the amount of time that your air conditioning unit will have to be running. Finding ways to cook outside whenever possible during the summer is always a great idea. Many people grill during those warm summer days.
Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance
Making sure that your air conditioning unit is properly maintained throughout the year will ensure that your air conditioning unit is running as effectively as possible. Having one of our technicians make sure that everything on your unit is functioning properly twice a year will help your unit run more effectively.
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We hope that these tips will help your energy bill decrease during these hot summer months. Wouldn’t we all rather take that money we save on our summer vacation? Call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning for all your HVAC needs.