Summer has arrived and temperatures are quickly rising. Hot summers mean high energy bills. Follow these homeowner tips to help save energy and money this summer.
Schedule summer maintenance for your HVAC system from Beaver Brothers, Inc.
Call or schedule online to have one of our professional technicians at Beaver Brothers to perform your summer maintenance and ensure that your air conditioner is working properly all summer long.
Turn your thermostat up a degree or two
Keep your thermostat at a comfortable temperature but not too cool. Try turning it up a couple degrees and see if your home is still comfortable. 74 degrees over 72 feels great when it’s 95 outside! The harder your air conditioner works, the shorter its lifespan and the more you’ll pay on your next monthly utility bill.
Replace filters monthly
Clean filters help your air conditioner operate more efficiently and cut down on the amount of dust and pollen in your home.
Avoid heat-generating activities
During summer months, it’s best to avoid using the oven. Instead, use the stovetop, microwave, or grill. If you need to use the dryer or dishwasher, run them in the early mornings or overnight. Consider hand washing dishes and air drying your clothes during the hottest days.
Keep your blinds and curtains closed from direct light on Lake Norman
If you’re away from the house, keep all your blinds and curtains closed. When you’re at home and want to use natural light to save energy, only open the blinds or curtains if that part of your home is not under direct light. Also, make sure you are using energy efficient lightbulbs.
Use a ceiling fan in Salisbury
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to cool you off. They help circulate cool air and feels cool on contact to your skin. Because a ceiling fan doesn’t lower the temperature of the room, it’s best to turn it off when you leave a room.
Remember, an inefficient air conditioner means more money out of your pocket. Don’t forget to call Beaver Brothers, Inc. to schedule your summer maintenance today!
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