Six Summer Energy Saving Tips For Your New Jersey Home
Posted: June 30, 2017
Summer’s here – and with it comes summer cooling bills. If you want to keep those bills under control, try these six tips:
- Direct the flow of cool air –Keep vents closed in unused areas of the house – especially ones that tend to be cool anyway, such as your basement.
- Keep vents clear – Avoid blocking vents with furniture or other objects (why pay to cool the back of a sofa?).
- Keep temperatures moderate – On hotter days, aim for a temperature in the 78-degree range, which will help you balance performance and comfort. Remember: it’s the contrast between temperature inside and outside your home that makes you feel cool, not the absolute temperature inside the house.
- Program your thermostat –Why pay to cool the house when you’re not home – or when you’re sleeping? Turning down your thermostat by just a few degrees can shave 10 percent of your bill – which means that programmable thermostat could pay for itself in as little as single cooling season.
- Install reflective window treatments – If you reduce the greenhouse effect in windowed rooms, your A/C won’t have to work as hard – which means lower bills, less maintenance, and a longer life for your cooling system.
- Use ceiling fans – Running your ceiling fan in conjunction with your air conditioner can allow you set your thermostat a little higher with no change in comfort. That can save you hundreds of dollars in a cooling season.
Want another great way to save energy this summer? Upgrade to a new high-efficiency central air conditioning system! Your new system could pay for itself in just a few years. Contact Fredericks for a FREE estimate today!