When you live in a place as hot as Las Vegas, you are looking for every way possible to cut down the incredibly high cooling costs. There are some days that you won’t hear your air conditioner turn off almost the entire day. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the beast in this area, but there are a few things you can do that might help you cut those air conditioning costs. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some tips to help keep your home cooler this summer.
Block Sunlight from Windows
This applies to the inside and out. Let’s start with the exterior of your windows. Your windows absorb and transfer a lot of heat from outside into your home. Covering the exterior of your windows with solar screens, mesh screens or even window films help reflect or keep the heat outside rather than letting it in. On the interior of your windows, window coverings will be key. Keeping the sunlight out of your home can lower the temperature in your home drastically. Keeping your window coverings closed during the hottest times of the day will go a long way in keeping our hoe cooler.
Turning Up the Thermostat
When you are at home, the most cost efficient temperature is 78 degrees. At night, or when you aren’t at home, turn up the thermostat to see savings of 5%-15% on your energy bill. There is no need to cool air when no one is there to enjoy it. Keeping your home as warm as you can stand it will give you big savings on your cooling costs.
Cool Down a Room with Fans
If you can get the air in your home moving, even if it isn’t the coldest air, it will feel that way. Ceiling fans can keep your comfortable at night when you turn the temperature up on your thermostat. Oscillating fans can be helpful in main living areas to cool the air as well.
Avoid Using the Oven
You would be surprised at how much heat your oven emits into the house when it is running. Look for other ways to prepare your food. A good option during the summer is grilling. That way the heat is outside and you can find reprieve inside your home.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
One of the keys to keeping your cooling costs down is to properly maintain your air conditioning unit. When it isn’t properly maintained it has to work twice as hard to do the job. Keeping your unit running well allows it to cool your air more efficiently. You should have your air conditioning unit inspected by a professional at least once a year, usually right before you are getting ready to turn it on for the season.
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The cooling experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning know how difficult it is to keep your home cool during the summer. Call us for any of your air conditioning needs and we will keep your unit running flawlessly this summer.