During the summer months, Atlanta can get unbearably hot at times. Most people combat this heat by using an AC system, whether it be a window unit or central air conditioning. However, running your air conditioner all the time to keep your house cool can get expensive.
If you are looking to keep your energy bill down this summer, follow our tips for saving energy while staying cool and comfortable.
Keep Up With Maintenance and Cleaning
One of the best ways to keep your energy bill down is to keep up with the maintenance and cleaning of your AC unit or HVAC system. Regular cleaning and replacing the air filter can do wonders for the efficiency of your system, which helps to bring down the cost of running it.
During a regular maintenance procedure, your air conditioning contractors will clean all air conditioner parts and replace the air filter(s). We recommend scheduling a maintenance appointment at least once per year to keep everything clean and efficiently running so that you can have better air quality and lower energy bills.
Regular maintenance can also prolong the life of your system, which reduces the need for air conditioning or HVAC repair services.
Use Fans To Help Move Air
Another way to help save on your energy bill is to utilize fans in your home to help move the cool air around. Fans require much less energy than air conditioning systems, and by using them, your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to push cold air to the entire home.
On days or nights that get a bit cooler, you might even consider turning off your air conditioning unit. If the temperature outside is comfortable enough, you can open your windows and use fans to circulate the cool air from outside.
You will save the most energy by doing this and turning the air conditioner off completely, though this isn’t reasonable throughout the entire summer. In the summer months, keep an eye on the outside temperatures. When it gets to a suitable temperature, you can be ready to turn off your air conditioner and save energy.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat can help you optimize your heating and air conditioning settings throughout the day. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it to a warmer temperature when you are away from home during the day.
You can set the times and temperatures so that your unit doesn’t run overtime when it isn’t necessary. This approach prevents the AC unit from running endlessly and can help save on your energy bill.
Make an Air Conditioner Maintenance Appointment Today
Follow these tips to save on your energy bills this summer. If you are looking to have your AC unit or HVAC system serviced before the warmer months, then Triad Mechanical is here for you. We offer 24/7 HVAC services and employ the top AC repair contractors so that you can stay comfortable in your home. Call (770) 415-5738 or fill out our contact form today.