5 Ways to Cut Your AC Bill this Summer
When summer arrives, don’t just blast the air conditioning. There are some very simple and effective tips to reduce your air conditioning bill over the summer period and keep a comfortable indoor environment. In this blog post we will detail 5 ways you can cut your AC bill.
- Block the sun with blinds and drapes.
By closing windows, blinds, shutters or drapes, you’ll be keeping the hot air and the sun’s rays out. Hang shades as close to windowpanes as possible, so your air conditioning doesn’t have to run all the time to maintain the optimal temperature.
- Take advantage of natural ventilation.
Understandably, natural ventilation is generally much cheaper. This means that people do not have to spend lots of money powering inefficient mechanical cooling systems.
- Use a ceiling fan or other circulating fan
Using fans to complement your air conditioning system is a great way to keep your cold air moving. A fan doesn’t cool a room, it just makes it more comfortable to be in.
- Avoid cooking indoors
On hot days, avoid using the oven; cook on the stove or use a microwave oven. Grilling outside a couple times a week can help.
- Use a programmable thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat to increase temperature when you’re out, or asleep, could easily decrease your summer cooling bill by 10%.