For Massachusetts homeowners, warmer weather typically means cranking up the A/C and settling for the spike in energy costs. But what if we told you that you can keep your family comfortable and save money? Here are some industry insider tips to help you stay cool and save all season long:
1. Schedule Regular A/C Maintenance
An annual tune-up for your air conditioning system can do wonders for your cooling costs. Maintenance from your local HVAC specialist will help your system run at peak efficiency. Schedule your tune-up or sign up for a Service Plan before temperatures rise. Annual tune-ups, priority service, and parts discounts are just a few of the many perks that come with an A/C Service Plan.
2.Use Window Treatments to Your Benefit
While it may be tempting to let the sun stream through your windows, consider closing your curtains instead. Hot sunrays can quickly bump up the temperature in the room, causing your cooling system to work harder and run longer.
3. Get Grilling!
Barbecues are a summer staple. Not only is grilling healthy and fun, but it can also help reduce your energy costs. Cooking with the oven or stove can throw off extra heat, causing your A/C to work overtime on warm days.
4. Upgrade Your Cooling Equipment
Take summer energy savings to the next level with a new high-efficiency cooling system. Unlike older units, high-efficiency air conditioners are built to conserve energy and lower bills. When you invest in a new high-efficiency central air or ductless system, you will save money and improve home comfort for years to come.
5. Turn on Your Ceiling Fans
Help your cooling system work smarter, not harder. When you use a ceiling fan and A/C together, you can raise your thermostat’s setting by 4°F without affecting indoor comfort. Just remember to turn off the fan when you leave the room!
6. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Switching from a manual to a programmable thermostat can significantly lower your energy bills. During the summer, set the indoor temperature higher during periods when you’re not home or at night when it cools down to save energy.
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