4 Cool Ways to Save on AC This Summer

Everyone is looking to save costs where they can this year with inflation continuing its upward trajectory. One place that is relatively in your control is your energy costs. As it turns out, there are four easy ways to save money this summer with your HVAC service. 

1. Use a programmable thermostat.

The first way to save money isn’t just a tip for the summer, but something you should have for year-round savings. A programmable thermostat is a great way to minimize your yearly energy usage, both with your heating and cooling needs.

Programmable thermostats often have a built-in feature called geofencing. This uses GPS data from your smartphone to auto-adjust your home’s temperature whenever you’re coming or going. This helps you save money with your HVAC service by reducing your cooling costs while you’re away.

If you prefer, you can also bypass geofencing and simply use a set schedule. Program it to raise the temperature whenever you typically leave, come home, or go to bed each night.

2. Close your curtains.

Another easy way to save money this summer is to close your curtains whenever the sun is shining bright. We agree that it feels good to see the sun rising. But as the day begins to warm up, close your curtains so that the sun doesn’t contribute as much to rising temperatures in your home.

3. Change your air filter.

We talk about it a lot, but it bears repeating again today. Routinely changing your air filters is one of the best things you can do to minimize your energy costs every month. Your cooling system pulls air in through the return vents that are throughout your home. The recycled air then passes through the air filter, catching dust, dirt, and allergens. Then, the air is cooled and sent through your ductwork to the various rooms in your home.

A dirty air filter makes it more challenging for your HVAC blower to push and pull air through the system. This causes the system to work harder while at the same time, your house will feel hotter. It’s a vicious cycle that a simple air filter change can mitigate. At a minimum, you should replace your filter every three months.

4. Flip your fans.

First, you should use your ceiling fans during the summer. This can help circulate air more effectively by pulling warm air upward and allowing cool air to settle closer to the ground.

But, for this to happen, you need to flip the direction of your ceiling fans’ rotation. Each of them has a small switch to make this change. If they’re rotating counterclockwise, you’re good to go. Just be sure to switch them back to clockwise once you begin using your furnace.

Save money on air conditioning with Beehive Heating and Air!

One of the best ways to save money is to schedule an annual HVAC service with Beehive Heating and Cooling. We’ll ensure that your system is optimized for each season, whether you need furnace repair or air conditioning servicing.

Contact us today to schedule your next service appointment by calling us at (801) 980-0903 or sending us a message here!

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