6 Ways To Save On Summer AC Bills
This week marks the first of consistent triple digit temperatures in 2016! While West Texas is used to the heat, we also really enjoy the use of our air conditioning systems. We’re here today to share 6 ways to save on summer AC bills!
(1) Fan Power
Ceiling and floor fans are inexpensive ways to keep your air conditioning bills down. Instead of running your AC constantly, the fans will help circulate air. Another added benefit is that the cooler, moving air can help evaporate any sweat!
(2) If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen
You can still enjoy flavorful meals in the summertime…without heating up your kitchen by using the stove or oven. Check out these yummy recipes from Real Simple. No cooking required!
(3) Going Green Is Good
Planting shrubbery and trees near windows, particularly those which face east or west. These investments not only lower your utility bills, but they add curb appeal and value to your property.
(4) Dim The Lights
Adding shades, blinds, and blackout curtains can also significantly decrease your summer AC bills. These window treatments can help to reduce or prevent sunlight from entering your home. Basic models can be fairly inexpensive, too!
(5) Use Your Thermostat The Right Way
Many energy-conscious “watchdogs” highly recommend investing in a programmable thermostat. It can prevent your air conditioner from running constantly. You can also increase the temperatures while you’re asleep or away. There’s no need to keep your AC running while you’re not there!
(6) Maintenance Is Important
Servicing your air conditioner on a regular basis keeps your unit running efficiently and effectively. National can definitely help you make sure yours is running its best, from full service or just switching out the filters for you!
We’re happy for summertime, sunshine, and all that it entails…but we want to make sure you can enjoy a properly working air conditioner this summer, too! We’re here for you. Any Season, Any Reason!