Here are some tips to improve your homes energy efficiency before your next energy bill comes in to high:
1. Keep the Inside of Your Home Cool, Naturally
30% of unwanted heat can come in through your windows, allowing for the temperature to rise.
Keep this from happening by using blinds and curtains during the day, especially with blackout curtains which work to naturally insulate the room they are in.
Interior lighting in your home can also cause excess heat, so make sure to turn off any unnecessary lights.
2. Effectively Use Your Fans
Did you know that ceiling fans need to be adjusted seasonally? Ceiling fans help move cool air from your air conditioning unit around your home.
During the summer, set your ceiling fans to a counter clockwise spin to create a chill breeze throughout your home.
Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are also used to drag hot air away from the rooms they are in effectively as well.
3. Only Cool the Rooms You Need
If you only use some of the rooms in your home most of the time, keep the unused room’s doors tightly closed. You may even want to block off the vents in these rooms as well.
This will stop the cool air produced by your air conditioning from being wasted on rooms you don't use.
4. Keep Your Nights Cool
Many enjoy sleeping in cool temperatures at night but before reaching for the thermostat consider these methods.
Using cotton sheets on your bed will keep you cooler since the material breathes batter. Same with using a buckwheat pillow, its airspace will allow for releasing body heat unlike a regular pillow which will retain it.
5. Invest in Staying Energy Efficient
Keep your home cooler for many seasons to come by investing in an energy efficient air conditioner!
Older air conditioning units become less efficient over time and produce greenhouse gases which lead to global warming. A new air conditioner will use less energy, cost you less on your bills and keep the environment healthier.
Stay Cool This Summer By Using Your Air Conditioning Unit Effectively
With summer coming around the corner, most air conditioners will be working full time. By implementing the techniques listed above, you can stay cool this summer without hurting your pockets with high energy bill costs. Contact Alliance Energy Source for any further questions about your heating and cooling needs.