During the hot Summer months, we are all looking for ways to save on our cooling bill. While we know that replacing our filters and keeping our HVAC system in optimal condition can help with air conditioning efficiency and save energy costs, there are many other ways to help cut cooling costs this year.
Change Your Lighting
Believe it or not, standard light bulbs produce a lot of heat. However, switching your home to compact fluorescent bulbs can not only cool the surrounding air but also save energy costs when on.
Appliances and Furniture Adjustments
Your furniture can inadvertently block air conditioning circulation, making your system work harder. Arrange your furniture in a way that promotes natural airflow. Appliances also contribute to the heat help in your home. Protect against unnecessary heat by doing dishes and laundry at night.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Believe it or not, a ceiling fan can drastically reduce the temperature of a room. Install a fan in the rooms of your home that are most difficult to cool and turn your thermostat up a couple of degrees.
Consider creating natural planters or vine pedestals to combat harsh sunlight that enters your home. These foliage blockades can be used for windows, doors, skylights, and sliding doors to help block the sun and cool down the surrounding air.
While regular filter replacement, duct sealing, and programmable thermostats provide the most extensive energy savings for your home, there are multiple other ways to save on cooling costs as well. If you’re looking for ideas on how to save on your next cooling bill, call the Rocky HVAC experts today at (410) 216-0077.