Keeping your Cumming, GA home cool requires a fair amount of electricity every summer. Considering how much we rely upon air conditioners to deliver ample comfort into our homes, you can count on paying far more in July and August than at other times during the year. If that bothers you, you may be looking for ways to cut down on energy consumption. There are plenty of ways to do this.
1. Raise the thermostat (slightly)
If you want to take action on your energy bill today, you can walk right over to your thermostat and set it 2-3 degrees higher than where it’s at now. If it’s uncomfortable, then you can always switch it back, but chances are that you won’t even notice. Doing so can save you substantially during the course of the cooling season. If you haven’t yet upgraded your thermostat to a WiFi or programmable model, then that’s another cost-effective option.
2. Keep your home dark during the day
While you might love the way natural light comes pouring through the windows into your living room, with it comes a significant amount of radiant heat. Keeping your home dark during the day when you go off to work will restrict such heat, and therefore reduce the cooling load on your air conditioner. That means more money left over at the end of the month.
3. Check your air filter
Don’t let basic maintenance slide. It could make for a significant financial difference. The air filter will collect dust and other debris quickly throughout the summer months. The easiest way to stay on top of fair conditioning maintenance is by hiring a professional for routine care. We can do just that. More information is here.
Call our customer service specialists at 770-213-COOL (2665) and let us know how we can help. We service the entire Cumming, GA area.