While most of us are still enjoying all the trappings of springtime, let’s not forget that the heat of summer is on its way.
And, with the cost of utilities consistently rising due to a variety of factors, your Brooklyn air conditioning experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning believe it’s important you know some cost-saving ways to maximize your air conditioning this summer.
Read on to learn more or simply reach out to our experts today!
If you turn on your air conditioner early in the day before the outside temperatures rise, you use less electricity cooling your home and keeping it cool as the heat rises. Waiting until your Brooklyn home is already hot means your AC has to work harder to cool it back down.
While it may seem as though we sound like a broken record on the importance of keeping your HVAC filter clean or changing it, the truth is that it’s one of the least expensive tasks you can perform to improve your AC’s energy efficiency. A clean AC is an efficient one.
Sure, sunshine is nice and your indoor plants and sun-loving pets enjoy it, but you might want to consider closing your blinds or curtains as the day heats up. This is particularly true of windows that face south or west. Blocking out the heat of the sun helps keep the air cooler.
If you’re using an older thermostat, your only option of control may be to set the air conditioner to higher settings while you’re away or asleep. But, with a smart thermostat, its customizable technology ensures your energy use matches your home and family’s needs. A smart thermostat “learns” your family’s routines and adjusts the temperature as needed.
Ceiling fans are not only great decorative options, they are also practical. Fans don’t cool the air themselves but they can circulate the cold air your AC puts out so that your entire house feels cooler.
If your air conditioning isn’t cooling the way it should or you have other concerns about your cooling system, feel free to call us or contact us online today to schedule a consultation. We want you to stay cool this summer!
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