4 Tips for Saving Energy in Hillsborough This Summer 

Spring is wonderful for a couple reasons: flowers bloom, you can open windows for fresh air and your utility bill is generally at its cheapest. That’s because you’re not utilizing your heating or cooling.

But as temps begin to rise, so do your energy costs. Here are a few ideas for saving energy in the U.S. and keeping bills low.

1. Book Annual AC Maintenance

Giving your cooling system an annual maintenance visit can help it work more efficiently and trim costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep utility expenses less expensive.

If your air conditioning equipment has had better days, spring is an excellent time to upgrade it. The energy-saving features in newer cooling systems is a definite plus in keeping your utility bill down.

2. Lower Your Thermostat

There’s a painless way you can save up to 10% on HVAC costs. Just set your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours each day.

Figuring out how to efficiently work your thermostat is the best way to cut down on energy costs in the summer.

    • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Think of it this way, the smaller the difference between outside temperatures and inside temperatures, the cheaper your energy bill will be.
    • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a lot higher temperature or switch it off. It doesn’t make sense to cool an empty residence.

3. Take Advantage of Other Approaches to Cool Your House

You can try a couple other approaches to help keep your house comfortable:

    • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan spin counterclockwise during the summer, which pushes cool air upward. This moves cool air more uniformly when you’re in the room.
    • Keep blinds shut—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it moves through windows. Keep your home more comfortable by shutting blinds and curtains when you’re not sitting in sunny spaces.

4. Look Into Getting a Smart Thermostat

You’re out of the house and immediately realize you forgot to turn up the thermostat. Then you fret about it the full day!

Smart thermostats figure out your habits and correct the temp when you’re out to help you save energy and money. You can also change the conditions from anywhere with your phone.

These professional suggestions will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you conclude it’s time to improve your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you choose the correct solution for your space. And as always, all our services are endorsed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*

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