4 Tips for Saving Energy in Clearwater This Summer 

Spring is enjoyable for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open up windows for crisp air and your utility bill is normally at its most economical. That’s because you’re not turning on your heater or air conditioner. 

But as mercury begins to rise, so do your energy charges. Here are a few ideas for saving energy in Columbus and keeping payments less expensive. 

1. Schedule Yearly AC Maintenance 

Giving your cooling system an annual maintenance visit can help it run more efficiently and reduce costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep power costs low. 

If your cooling equipment has had better days, spring is an excellent time to update it. The energy-saving technology in newer AC systems is an obvious advantage for keeping your power expenses down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

There’s an easy way you can save up to 10% on HVAC expenses. Just dial your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours a day. 

Learning how to efficiently schedule your thermostat is the smartest way to cut down on energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Think about it this way, the less significant the difference between outdoor temperatures and inside temperatures, the lower your energy expense will be. 
  • When you’re out and about, set the thermostat to a lot higher temperature or shut it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty residence. 

3. Take Advantage of Other Methods to Cool Your Space

You can take advantage of several other approaches to help keep your home at the right temperature: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise in the summer, which forces cool air upward. This disperses cool air more uniformly when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds drawn—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it passes through windows. Keep your house more comfortable by closing blinds and curtains when you’re not using sunny areas. 

4. Think About Using a Smart Thermostat

You’re out of the house and abruptly realize you neglected to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the whole day! 

Smart thermostats figure out your habits and correct the temp when you’re not around to help you save on your bills. You can also set the thermostat from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert tips will all help keep summer energy bills less expensive. If you figure out it’s time to improve your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you choose the right product for your home. And as always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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