Saving Money On Air Conditioning Services
With summer in full swing, most air conditioners have not had a break in several weeks. With all that cool air streaming in, the only uncool thing in your home is probably your electric bill. It can be quite costly to cool a full house for the summer. Fortunately, you have more than one option. Here are a few ways to save money on your air conditioning services without sacrificing your comfort.
Don't Cool An Empty House/Empty Rooms
There are new thermostats out there called learning thermostats. These thermostats pay attention to your location via Wi-Fi, and once they register that you are not home, they let the house heat up until you get close again. While it is nice to have this done automatically for you, you can do it for yourself! When you are leaving your home, simply switch the power to off, turning it back on when you step back inside. Also, did you know heat rises? Since this is true, the basement is naturally the coolest part of the house. Don't waste money or effort trying to cool your basement (especially if no one lives down there!). Closing your basement vents will direct the cool air where you need it most.
Circulate Cool Air
It is a good idea to not depend on your air conditioner for all of your cooling needs. Household fans and room fans are a great way to circulate air that has already been cooled by your air conditioning unit. This may seem counterintuitive to lowering your electric bill, but fans actually use quite a bit less electricity than air conditioners.
Use Smaller Units
Instead of investing in a huge permanent air conditioner, it can be quite a bit cheaper to install smaller air conditioning units to cool specific rooms. This could be done even if you have central air installed in your home. Simply use smaller units instead. These smaller units use less electricity. If you are all right having some cooler rooms while the rest of your house is a bit warmer, this could be a great way to save some money.
In conclusion, there are ways to save money on your electric bill, though they all require a bit of effort on your part. Instead of being upset by your bill, remember that you have an active role in your consumption. Small things can really make a big difference.
Contact an air conditioning service in your area for more information.