What Are the Key Energy Saving Tips to Know for Summer?

Ready for a few energy saving tips for summer yet? Spring’s slipping away fast and, before you know it, you’ll be looking for ways to lower the monthly costs of staying comfortable through another Indiana summer. Here are a few energy saving tips for summer that reduce electrical consumption and higher monthly bills without jeapordizing your summer cool.

Schedule AC preventative maintenance.

Annual preventative maintenance by a qualified HVAC contractor saves money and supports summer comfort by ensuring maximum system energy efficiency and optimum cooling effectiveness. Preventative maintenance also complies with the air conditioner manufacturer’s warranty terms to ensure coverage if and when you ever need it.

Replace the air filter every month.

This is probably one of the most important energy saving tips for summer. Every other month may be good enough for the furnace filter, but your air conditioner typically runs more hours per day in summer, so the air filter becomes clogged faster. A dirty air filter in cooling season can increase monthly costs by 15%. It can also accelerate component wear and tear and reduce system service life.

Choose money-saving temperatures.

A thermostat setting of 78 degrees while the house is occupied offers the best compromise between cool comfort and optimum energy efficiency. Lower thermostat settings raise costs exponentially, increase outdoor heat infiltration and impose more stress on the system. If nobody’s home (including pets), you can raise the thermostat setting to 85 degrees and let the system cycle on and off normally. This actually saves more energy than completely shutting off the AC, then cooling down an extremely overheated house all at once when you come home.

Become a fan of ceiling fans.

These classic, graceful air movers make rooms feel cooler to occupants — human and animal — even though the actual temperature remains the same. Use of an energy-efficient ceiling fan can make air-conditioned rooms feel about 4 degrees cooler than they actually are, allowing you to set a slightly higher AC thermostat setting and save some bucks without sacrificing your comfort level.

Whenever you’re ready, Paitson Bros. is here for you with more energy saving tips for summer. We’ve been in the cool-comfort business during every hot Indiana summer since 1922.

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