With Labor Day weekend upon us, Arizona homeowners begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This means summer is coming to an end, along with the triple digit temperatures. Yet, we all know that we’re likely to experience several more weeks with still having to crank the air conditioning to keep cool and comfortable.
We get it. With high temperatures come high utility bills. And we all want relief from those. While the temperatures are still hot, there are some strategies you can take to lower costs by reducing the load on your air conditioner.
Become a Fan of Fans
You probably have at least a couple of ceiling fans. Nearly every Arizona home does. Make it a habit of turning them on when you’re in a room. While they don’t actually lower the temperature, they can circulate air and help to cool you down.
Throw Some Shade
No, don’t start launching insults on your HVAC system or your HVAC technician. We mean keep it cool by closing blinds, curtains, shades and other window coverings during the peak sunny hours of the day.
Buy Filters in Bulk
Yes, it’s easy to forget to change those air filters, but they really can make a difference when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner. If you haven’t recently, replace that clogged filter. You’ll not only save on air conditioning costs, you’ll be breathing in cleaner air, too.
Fire Up the Grill
Summer is the season for barbecues and salads. By not using the stove and oven, you’ll help keep your home cooler. Even better – minimize the use of other heat-producing appliances, like dryers and dishwashers.
Is your thermostat past its prime? It could be costing you serious bucks. A smart thermostat enables you to gain better control of your home’s temperature – reducing wasted energy and lowering your monthly utility costs. And you will probably be surprised by the inexpensive price of these cost-cutting devices.
Want to learn more ways to save on air conditioning? Call Bruce’s Air Conditioning today.