Ah, the unmistakable sounds of summer. Children laughing as they run through the sprinkler, the lawnmower as it purrs (or roars!) across the neighbor’s yard, and the muffled hum of the air conditioner as it slowly sucks money right out of your wallet. Which is to say that not all the sounds of summer are pleasing to the ear. Especially the money one.
So, to turn off that particular sound machine, GBT is pleased to present the following tips to help cool your home for less this and every summer season:
Seal cracks or gaps around electrical outlets, windows, doors, and any other areas that are prone to air leaks.
While the bright morning sun is a welcome sight on a summer day, it’s causing a sort of greenhouse effect right in your home. Help keep your home cool by keeping your shades and drapes closed during peak sun hours.
Invest in a programmable thermostat, and use it! No need for your home to stay at a cool 70 degrees while no one is home, and yet there’s also no reason why your home can’t be a cool 70 by the time you return, and all with no extra money wasted.
Turn your thermostat up by just a couple of degrees. You probably won’t even notice the difference, but you’ll definitely notice it on your next electric bill.
Install a couple of ceiling fans in rooms you use the most. They cost pennies to operate and can actually help circulate the cool air throughout your home, allowing you to turn the thermostat up a few degrees, depending on how many fans you employ and where you locate them.
Give your stove top and oven a much needed summer break. Grilling and eating outside helps keep your indoors cool.
Clean your air conditioning filters once a month during the summer months to keep your system running at peak efficiency.
Call GBT Heating and Cooling to request our multi-point AC system cleaning and inspection.
You see, not only does annual AC service help reduce your energy costs, it also leads to fewer repairs, a longer system lifespan, more even distribution of cool air, and added safety. Contact us today to schedule service, especially if it’s been a year or more since your AC system was last professionally serviced.