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How to Save on Air Conditioning Cost This Summer
Summer may be a season of fun in the sun, but it can be hard to relax and enjoy time with friends and family when you're concerned about the size of your electric bill. To keep costs and temperatures down, consider the 5 suggestions to save on air conditioning cost:
Keep the Sun Out
Good quality window coverings can greatly reduce your air conditioning expenses. By keeping the sun out during the hottest time of the day, you can also protect your carpets and furniture from damage. Ultimately, you may need to replace your windows if they're not energy efficient.
Put Fans to Work
Add oscillating fans to large rooms and use small fans near the floor in offices and bedrooms. Moving air will help you feel cooler. In addition, if you can keep air moving along the floor, you will keep your feet and ankles cooler, which can help to cool your entire body.
Cook Without Heating Up the House
Not everyone has the ability to grill or access to a charcoal or gas grill unit. If you need to cook inside, consider cooking in batches. If you're making dinner, cook up an extra batch and save it for a later meal that you can easily heat in the microwave.
Another option to turning on the oven or firing up the cooktop is to invest in a crockpot. These handy tools can be used for everything from roast beef to baked potatoes to hard-boiled eggs without adding a lot of heat to your home.
Get Your HVAC Serviced
Your HVAC may need updating or it might just be clogged. Depending on where you live, there are plants that release seeds that can clog up A/C units, making it very difficult for them to do their job. If you notice your A/C isn't properly working, talk to our HVAC professionals about cleaning the unit.
Switch to LED Lighting
It's not a mistake that the heat source in a child's Easy Bake Oven used to be an incandescent light bulb. Nearly all of the energy produced by a traditional light bulb is generating heat, not light. Switch to LED's or fluorescents for a cooler light source.
By adjusting your activities and putting some fans to work, you can have a more comfortable summer. If your HVAC unit seems to be struggling, contact our HVAC professional at Ardmore Fresh Air for inspection. Simple challenges like clogged filters or sluggish fan mechanisms can be the difference between comfort and misery. Call us now at (847) 792-1019.
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