As temperatures rise outdoors, you spend more time inside to beat the heat. As you may already know, excessive AC use can cause your electric bill to skyrocket. Here are a few things that you can do this summer to not only stay cool but keep your money in your wallet!
Use a Fan
When the heat outside isn’t too extreme, you probably don’t need your AC on full blast at all times. A fan won’t be able to completely lower the temperature in a given room, but wind chill plays a major role in keeping you cool. Portable fans can be moved from area to area for continuous comfort, and ceiling fans are useful as well. Not only do they provide a cool breeze, but they also help to disperse air evenly throughout the space. Like your AC, fans should only be kept on when you’re using them. Forgetting to shut them off will lead to wasted electricity.
Use Your AC Only When You Need It
Staying cool and comfortable in your home or business shouldn’t mean having to set the thermostat as low as possible. Just setting it a few degrees higher than you normally do can impact your electric bill (for the better). When you’re heading to work for the day or you know that you will be out for a while running errands, you don’t need to leave your AC on. Most models can cool things down very quickly when you return. Programmable thermostats can make this easier for you – they can lower temperatures or turn off your cooling system when you need them to.
Keep Curtains Closed
The more you keep your curtains, blinds, or shades closed, the easier it will be to cool your home. During hours of direct sunlight, this can help keep cool air inside and the warm air outside. If the temperature is already lowered in your house, you won’t need to put as much stress on your AC. This will help you save money on your utilities throughout the summer months.
Keep Your System Maintained
Routine professional maintenance is a must! This allows a technician to fully examine and service your entire system – from the outdoor unit to the ventilation system. If there are any issues or areas of concern, they will be fixed before they have time to escalate. Routine maintenance boosts energy efficiency, reliability, and give your AC a longer lifespan. It also helps you keep the air quality in your home safe! To schedule your AC service, call Rebmann. We’ve got you covered!
Limit Heat Building Activities
When temperatures get higher, you can help keep your home cool by limiting household chores that quickly build heat. Using your oven or stove, running the dishwasher, drying clothes in the dryer; these are all heat-generating activities. Instead, you can use the microwave or grill to cook or let your clothes dry outdoors. Finding alternatives for these routine activities will help you stay cool and comfortable indoors while cutting back on your electricity bill.
How Rebmann Can Help You Save
When your air conditioner is running efficiently, safely, and properly, it will save you money. If your cooling system isn’t already in the best shape, Rebmann can help! Our AC repair and maintenance services include:
- Better overall health, comfort, and well-being of your family, friends, and employees.
- Better energy efficiency AC system that is easier on the environment and your wallet.
- Improved airflow to maximize and refresh the indoor air you breathe.
- Peace of mind that any air conditioning emergency will be taken care of instantly by qualified Rebmann professionals.
To start saving, call Rebmann today to schedule your AC services!