Now in the heat of the summer, you might be trying to come up with all sorts of ways to keep your home cool. Those solutions might include blasting the air conditioner all day or avoiding your home at all costs until night. What about energy saving solutions? Check out our four energy saving tips for your home this summer that will keep you cool and lower your energy bills.
1. PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS
A programmable thermostat can help keep you cool while you are home. It can also keep your air conditioner from overworking when you are not at home. Try to maintain a regular schedule in order to decide how to program the thermostat. Smart thermostats can also be adjusted on your smartphone when you are away from home. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat, and let Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning help choose the best one for you.
2. CEILING FANS
Ceiling fans can help assist your air conditioner and cool you off in a stuffy room. You can set your thermostat higher this way to save money on your air conditioner and let the ceiling fan help get the air flowing. However, fans do not cool off rooms, just you. A ceiling fan is not a replacement for an air conditioner, but additional support for it.
3. RUN CERTAIN APPLIANCES AT NIGHT
On hot days, you want to do everything you can to keep heat from building up more in your home. Running appliances like a dryer or dishwasher that gives off heat during the day can make the home even stuffier. Operate these appliances at night, and wash your clothes in cold water during the day. Let your dishes air dry overnight, and they will be ready for you by the morning.
4. AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT
Your air conditioner is your most important tool in keeping your home clean, and there are certain ways that you can maintain it in order to save energy. Scheduling regular maintenance checks with Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning can help keep your air conditioner operating smoothly. We can help clean or replace air filters that could generate heat. Is your air conditioner over 10 years old? Consider replacing it today! We have a wide array of HVAC systems to choose from, and we can help get you on the path toward a cooler, more energy-efficient home.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BOB’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning installs air conditioners, thermostats, and other systems that improve the indoor quality in Western Washington homes. Additionally, we offer air conditioning maintenance and repair with our dedicated technicians. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning proudly partners with organizations focused on sustainability and innovation, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Puget Sound Energy. Call us at (425) 689-7778or contact us online.