Spring is great for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open up windows for crisp air and your utility bill is normally at its most economical. That’s because you’re not using your furnace or air.
But as temperatures begin to rise, so do your energy bills. Here are a couple of ideas for saving energy in Boise and keeping payments lower.
1. Book Yearly AC Maintenance
Giving your air conditioning system a yearly maintenance visit can help it work more efficiently and trim costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep utility expenses down.
If your HVAC equipment has had better days, spring is an excellent time to replace it. The energy-saving technology in updated air conditioning systems is an obvious plus in keeping your energy bill down.
2. Turn to Your Thermostat
There’s a painless way you can save up to 10% on HVAC costs. Just turn your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours during the day.
Focusing on how to expertly work your thermostat is the easiest way to reduce energy bills in the summer.
- Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re in the house. Think about it this way, the less significant the difference between outside temperatures and interior temperatures, the smaller your home comfort cost will be.
- When you’re out and about, set the thermostat to a lot higher temperature or turn it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty house.
3. Take Advantage of Other Methods to Cool Your Home
You can turn to a few other methods to help keep your residence comfortable:
- Use a ceiling fan—By starting a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan spin counterclockwise in the summer, which pushes cool air upward. This moves cool air more evenly when you’re in the room.
- Keep blinds drawn—Sunlight quickly changes into heat as it moves through windows. Keep your residence comfortable by shutting blinds and curtains when you’re not staying in sunny rooms.
4. Consider Using a Smart Thermostat
You’re out of the house and suddenly realize you failed to turn up the thermostat. Then you fret about it the whole day!
Smart thermostats pick up on your habits and move the temp when you’re out and about to help you save on your bills. You can also adjust the thermostat from anywhere with your phone.
These pro suggestions will all help keep summer energy costs economical. If you decide it’s time to modernize your thermostat or need AC installation, give our team a call at 208-488-4892 or contact us online. We’ll help you choose the correct product for your home. And as always, all our services are endorsed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*
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