5 Ways To Save Energy This Summer
The summer season is almost here. Before heat makes a comeback, get the energy-saving tips you need to know to keep your home cool without blowing your budget.
With this year’s cooling season about to be in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about bringing down your energy expenses. While turning down your thermostat is the most obvious way to save money on energy, it’s also the least comfortable. Cutting cooling costs is important, but you don’t want to do it at the expense of your comfort. Fortunately, there are plenty of other things you can try before you fall back on shutting off the air conditioning, starting with the five effective energy-saving tips below.
1. Show Your Air Conditioner a Little More Love
Just because your air conditioner is running doesn’t mean it’s running at top capacity – a big difference when you’re trying to save money. To perform at their best daily, air conditioners need regular maintenance that includes filter replacements, professional servicing and interior cleanings.
2. Don’t Let Cool Air Escape
If your energy costs seem high, invisible air leaks might be the culprit. When your home isn’t properly insulated from the outside, cool air can easily flow out, forcing your air conditioner to work overtime to keep up with the thermostat. Calling in expert help to identify leaks can save you money in the long run.
3. Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats may be pricey, but what you pay upfront will cover months of energy savings, so it helps to think of the initial expense as an investment. Some of the perks you can find in the latest models include powerful energy-saving features like cross-platform integration, remote controls and custom temperature programs.
4. Buy a Better Cooling Unit
Like smart thermostats, energy-efficient air conditioners are expensive but well worth the long-term savings. What many people don’t know is that some efficiency upgrades and replacement HVAC systems may qualify for substantial tax credits, which means you can potentially multiply the overall savings on your purchase while you invest in a greener, more valuable home.
5. Get Paid By Your Utility Company
Another little-known fact is that more and more utility companies are running special programs that ask customers to conserve energy during peak season in return for cash. On the company’s end, this works because saving energy is far cheaper than paying for blackouts and backup equipment.
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