Spring Energy Saving Tips For Your AC
Energy Saving in Your HomeWarm weather is coming. This means energy saving time. Everyone is trading in their hot cocoa and warm coffee for frozen smoothies and iced coffees. While you like most of these seasonal changes, your increasing energy bill is not one of them. There are many steps you can take to keep the warm season from making a dent in your wallet. These Spring energy saving tips will also keep important parts of your home running. You are not only saving money, but you are also comfortable while doing so.
Prevent Air LeakageNow would be a great time to check the areas around the windows and doors of your home for cracks and openings. You will use your air conditioning during warmer months. Make sure to seal up any places where the cool air can escape. The best way to do this is by using a paintable or clear caulk to fill in the spaces and gaps that you find. This will also prevent pests from making your nice cool home into their home too.
Redirect Ceiling FansSomething that most people do not think about is how the power of physics can help you save money. You may remember from your high school science class that warm air rises. During the cooler months, your ceiling fans should rotate clockwise. This helps to push the warm air downward. It will help you save money in the warmer months if your ceiling fan rotates in the other direction.
Air Conditioning Tune-UpThere are many complex parts in an air conditioning system. This can overwork the unit if they are not maintained often. It is also wise to hire a professional to check all the parts of your system. They can make sure that they are working right. This can include replacing filters, cleaning evaporator coils, and adding more coolant. Professional routine maintenance can cut 15% of your energy consumption. Plus, an HVAC professional can find any issues before you need a repair or replacement.
Limit Cooking in The Kitchen
When you use your oven and stove to cook meals, the heat from those appliances can raise the temperature. During warmer weather, your air conditioning system has to work harder. It takes longer for these appliances to cool down after you finish cooking than it takes for you to cook. Consider buying an outdoor grill if you do not already have one. Use it as much as possible. Additionally, your microwave does use energy. But, it does not have the same kind of heating effect on your home as your stove and oven do. When you can't grill outdoors, use your microwave to cook instead.
There is no doubt that your energy bill is going to rise during warmer weather. You don't have to accept all the excessive costs that go along with that. Many people don't make an effort to reduce energy costs because they feel that it will not help. This couldn't be farther from the truth. This is especially true when it comes down to the efficiency of your HVAC system.
When your system is running at its best, you will not have to use it as often. You will not be paying for excessive HVAC use in your energy bill during the spring and summer months. A little bit of effort goes a long way with energy savings. Contact Cahill today to for more energy saving tips for the Spring.