How to Save Money on Your Cooling Bills
It isn’t uncommon to use a fan or an air conditioner during the spring, summer, and fall months. Fortunately, there are ways to both keep your home cool and your utility bills at a reasonable level.
Avoid Activities That Generate Heat
The more heat and humidity that builds up in a room, the harder that fan or air conditioner has to work to remove it. Therefore, it can be a good idea to avoid taking a shower or cooking dinner indoors during daytime hours. Instead, it is a good idea to get clean at night or to cook food outside to keep the air cool and fresh.
Use a Fan and an Air Conditioner in Tandem
Air that is circulated by a fan can be several degrees cooler than air that is allowed to stagnate. Therefore, by circulating the air using a fan, you can keep the temperature on the thermostat higher. As long as the air conditioner is on, it can work to remove humidity from the air, which can make it feel more comfortable regardless of the actual air temperature. If you need to have your air conditioner inspected or repaired, the folks at Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. in Springfield can help. We can also install new air conditioning units if necessary.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to create a custom temperature schedule for your house. When everyone is at work or school, the thermostat can be set at a slightly higher temperature. When everyone is home for the evening, the air conditioner can run at a lower temperature to make it easier to watch TV or sleep in comfort. Programmable thermostats can also make it possible to create custom temperature settings for multiple zones in the house.
If you are looking to cool your home for less this year, give Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. in Springfield a call today. We can also take care of heating and indoor air quality needs as well as install and inspect air conditioners.