The Florida heat isn’t anything to mess around with, especially when it comes to your wallet. With humid temperatures approaching, the threat of increasing air conditioning expenses is at an all-time high. You don’t have to make yourself uncomfortable in your own home just to save some money. Read below and learn some tips on how to keep your costs low, while remaining comfortable and cool this summer.
7 Ways to Lower AC Expenses
1. Clean Air Filters:
Dirty air filters are an easy fix for an expensive energy bill. If your air filters are too dirty, they will struggle to work efficiently, thus, not producing as much airflow, making your home hot and uncomfortable. Another thing to remember about air filters is that placement is key. If your furniture is blocking an air filter, there’s a good chance the air isn’t flowing as smoothly out of that vent.
2. 1 Degree Difference:
Changing your thermostat by just 1 degree won’t feel any different to you, however, this will prevent your AC from overworking by using less power. Not only will this help save money, but it can help you gain a habit of checking the thermostat more often.
3. Smart Thermostat:
If you can’t seem to remember to check your thermostat often enough, maybe invest in a Smart Thermostat. Smart Thermostats can set a schedule for your home’s heating and cooling. For example, your thermostat can be scheduled to be less active while you’re at work. You can even download an app that you can change the temperature from while you’re not home. Getting a Smart Thermostat is an easy way to stay on top of your AC usage.
4. Regular AC Maintenance:
Regular maintenance can help fix any wear and tear that may have caused your AC to not function properly. Call a professional and they will help get your AC maintenance and back on track for the summer.
5. Reduce Stove/Oven Use:
If you now it’s going to be a hotter day than usual, maybe opt to grille outside or eat food that doesn’t require heat. It’s best to avoid your home’s appliances that heat up on warm days, especially in your kitchen.
This is an obvious option, but a simple fan can do so much! With the right placement, a fan can make a huge difference. Place fans by windows to push back against hot air. Fans can also help with airflow in rooms with fewer vents.
Find your green thumb, and start growing some trees! Trees provide up to 10% more coverage from direct sunshine, according to the U.s. Department of Energy. Anything that can help block the sun’s path to your home can help keep it cooler and your bills lower.
Don’t let the Florida heat burn a hole in your wallet this summer and let Air Rescue service your AC. When you call on Air Rescue, you can be confident you will receive superior service and affordable pricing. Our highly qualified team can provide the necessary repair, maintenance, or service quickly, and we are always ready to respond in case of an emergency 24/7. For more information visit our website at airrescueflorida.com or give us a call at 813- 612-5600!