Tips on keeping your home cool and energy bills low

The summer heat has arrived, which means everyone has fired up their air conditioners for the summer months ahead. While temperatures are hot, your air conditioner has to work much harder. This can be hard on your air conditioner while also increasing your energy bills. 

The good news is that there are steps homeowners can take to reduce their home’s energy bills while keeping their home cool all summer long. Here are some HVAC tips for summer!

Make sure to utilize fans

One of the easiest ways to save money while cooling your home is by utilizing fans in your home. Ceiling fans will allow you to increase the temperature on your thermostat by almost 4 degrees, while keeping your home cool and comfortable. 

Keep heat from coming through your windows

Another thing homeowners should do to keep their home cool this summer is by making sure heat is not entering through their windows. Outdoor sunlight that shines through your windows will inevitably produce heat inside. One way to make sure this does not happen is by utilizing window coverings such as blinds or curtains during the middle of the day. Also, it’s smart to make sure that there are no cracks near your windows and doors. If you do have any cracks, make sure to get those sealed. This will help keep hot air from making its way inside your home. 

Keep your cooling system running efficiently

Another thing all homeowners can do to save money is by making sure that their HVAC system is operating properly and efficiently. Scheduling regular maintenance and making sure to change the air filter regularly will help ensure that your system is being as efficient as it can. Also, it’s a smart idea to not place lamps or other large electronics near your home’s thermostat, as they can produce heat and inevitably make your system think it needs to work harder than it actually does. 

Be mindful when setting your thermostat

Every homeowner should be mindful when setting the temperature on their thermostat. If you are gone for work or leaving for a vacation, turning your thermostat up a few degrees will help you save money and energy. You could save 10 percent a year on your home’s cooling cost by increasing your home’s thermostat seven degrees for only eight hours a day

Consider investing in a High-efficiency Daikin Air Conditioner

With all the innovation and technology that keeps coming out, there are some HVAC systems that will work more efficiently than others. At ServiceOne, we offer a whole-home Daikin air conditioner that is highly efficient and will keep your home feeling cool and comfortable all summer long. This conditioner will offer up to 16 SEER performance. In AC systems, the higher the SEER means greater efficiency, as well as lower operating costs.  

Cooling your home can be expensive. However, with these HVAC tips for summer, can help you stay cool in your home and save money at the same time! 

At ServiceOne, our team of professionals are very knowledgeable on everything HVAC. It’s our job to keep our clients and their homes cool and comfortable all summer long. If you have any questions regarding your HVAC system, or want to learn more HVAC tips for summer, contact us today!

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