Here in Southern Nevada homeowners each brace themselves for their coming summer power bills. Due to our hot summer, our air conditioner uses hundreds of dollars each month in power to keep our homes cool and comfortable. Here in the desert, air conditioners are not just a luxury, they are a necessity. As we depend on our cooling system to keep use safe from the excessive heat, we know our power bills are always through the roof. However, there are ways to help reduce your power consumption. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share how you can lower your monthly power bills while keeping your home cool and comfortable all summer long.
How Do Ceiling Fans Work in Cooling Your Home?
One of the many strategies in keeping your home cooler for less money is by using ceiling fans. When using your ceiling fans, you can help make the room feel cooler. Additionally, ceiling fans help circulate the cool air and cool the home down faster. When using ceiling fans in your home you can also adjust your thermostat setting to a slightly higher temperature. Instead of having the thermostat setting to the high 60s or low 70s, you can have the thermostat set to the mid or high 70’s and because of the ceiling fans, the home will feel cooler. With a higher temperature setting on the thermostat the air conditioner doesn’t have to work so hard to keep the home colder which will save you money.
Blackout Curtains to Keep Out Heat
Another way to help keep the inside of the home cooler is by blocking out as much sunlight as possible. One effective way to block out light is by using blackout curtains. Blinds or curtains can help reduce the amount of sunlight that comes into the home as well. By reducing the amount of sunlight that comes into the home, you’ll reduce the heat as well. Look for ways to block out light from coming into your home and it will naturally help keep the home cooler.
Change Air Filter in House or Apartment
Air filters do play a major role in your air conditioner’s efficiency. When the air filter is neglected and becomes compacted with dirt and other particles, inside the home the air becomes restricted. When the air flow becomes restricted it causes additional strain on the air conditioner. Any strain will cause the air conditioner to work harder and longer which will run up your power bill. Not only will your power bill increase, there will also be premature wear and tear on the air conditioner.
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If you haven’t yet it is recommended to have your cooling system tuned up. During an air conditioner tune-up the entire cooling system is inspected and serviced. A basic tune-up includes inspections, cleaning, and lubrication of the needed components. Additionally, the air duct system is inspected for leaks to prevent waste. When having your air conditioner tuned-up, you cooling will be at peak performance. When the air conditioner performs with top efficiency, it will help save you money. To help save money this summer season and if you need quality HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.