Summer is in full swing and that means higher air conditioning costs. But don’t worry, there are ways to reduce your cooling bill without suffering in the heat. So rather than choosing between comfort and cost, read on to discover six clever ways to keep your air conditioner bill down this summer. Some tips are easier to implement than others, but any combination of the following tips is sure to have an instant impact on your next (and subsequent) air conditioner bills.
Close Vents in Rooms That Aren’t Currently in Use
It’s no secret that cool air escapes through open doors and windows, but vents are a little more subtle. If you want to keep your home cool, close the vents in rooms that you are not using. This will help to redirect cool air to the areas of your home that need it most.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Another easy way to reduce air conditioning costs is to install a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can regulate the temperature of your home even when you’re not there. Simply set it to turn on before you get home from work or school and you’ll come back to a cool, comfortable house.
Use Ceiling Fans to Circulate Air
Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate air and create a breeze. During the hottest hours of the day, set your ceiling fans to run clockwise. This will create a cool breeze that will help to keep your home cool and comfortable.
Plant Trees Around Your House
Trees are nature’s air conditioners. They provide shade and keep the interior of your home cool. If you have the space, plant trees around the exterior of your house to help reduce air conditioning costs.
Cover Windows With Blackout Curtains or Shades
A good way to complement your CoolBreeze air conditioner’s efforts is to cover your windows with blackout curtains or shades during the hottest hours of the day. This will help to keep the heat out and the cool air in.
Invest in Energy-efficient Appliances and Insulation
If you want to really reduce air conditioning costs, invest in energy-efficient appliances and insulation. Energy-efficient appliances use less energy to cool your home and insulation helps to keep cool air in and hot air out.
Whether you have a CoolBreeze air conditioner or another variety of evaporative, split-system, or ducted cooling, you can cool your home without breaking the bank by following these simple tips.