In the beginning of summer, energy bills weren’t so bad since the AC wasn’t always needed. Unfortunately, the last few weeks have been pretty brutal and your cooling costs have basically doubled in your attempt to beat the heat, right? In order to slash your AC bills without suffering in the heat, make sure you:
Update Your Old Thermostat
First and foremost, an old thermostat can inaccurately read the temperature of the room. This can cause your cooling system to run for longer than it has to. The location of your old thermostat can also hurt you if it’s too close to a sun-facing window, a large piece of technology, or an appliance. All of these can emit a large amount of heat that can trigger the cooling system to turn on.
Seal Your Windows
Windows can oftentimes become drafty if they’re not completely sealed off. For windows with window air conditioning units, make sure they are properly installed and sealed within the frame. Once the weather begins to drop, take this unit out immediately. For all other windows, consider adding weather stripping to each frame. Not only will this keep the heat out during the summer, but it will prevent the heat from escaping during the winter.
Service Your Unit
As a homeowner, you should be maintaining your cooling system throughout the spring and summer months. Typical maintenance includes replacing filters on a monthly basis, cleaning the unit itself when dust and debris accumulate, and having it serviced at least once per year. For those who haven’t serviced their system this past spring or those who are having trouble with theirs, contact your local HVAC company for a routine service.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your comfort by sitting in the heat in order to save a few bucks. When you’re sick of paying sky high energy bills, contact Airtech of Stamford for a solution! To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 323-3959.