10 Ways to Reduce Your Cooling Bills This Summer

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cooling Bills This SummerSummer is a time for fun in the sun, but it’s also a time for high energy costs, especially when it comes to cooling your home. Don’t get stuck with a big electric bill this summer.

Here are 10 easy ways to lower your cooling costs and stay cool:

1. Use Ceiling Fans

By running ceiling fans, you can create a wind-chill effect that makes temperatures feel 6-7 degrees cooler.

2. Keep Heat Out with Blinds and Curtains

Closing your blinds and curtains during the day can prevent heat from entering your home, and bright-colored window treatments can reflect sunlight and prevent heat buildup.

3. Seal Home Effectively

By sealing all drafts in your home, you can prevent indoor air from escaping and outdoor air from entering, leading to lower cooling costs.

4. Run AC with Cost Savings in Mind

Keep your thermostat as close to outdoor temperatures as possible (around 78 degrees) to save energy and money, and consider raising the temperature when you’re not home.

5. Install a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can manage your home’s temperature according to your schedule, saving energy and money.

6. Schedule AC Maintenance

Get your AC serviced to prevent breakdowns in the summer and ensure it’s running efficiently.

7. Change Your Indoor Air Filters

Dirty air filters can make it harder for your AC to push cool air back into your home, so replace or clean them every 6 weeks to 3 months.

8. Limit Use of Appliances that Generate Heat

Avoid using appliances that generate heat during the hottest hours of the day, and find ways to reduce your usage overall.

9. Replace Outdated Air Conditioners

Old HVAC units can be a drain on your utility bill, so consider replacing them with newer, more energy-efficient models.

10. Plant Shade Trees

Planting trees that offer shade can have a dramatic effect on your home’s energy efficiency in the long run.

By following these easy tips, you can stay cool and save money on your cooling costs this summer.

If you are looking for ways to lower your cooling bills, Northern Climate Control is here to help. Our skilled technicians serve the entire Denver Metro Area. Get in touch with us today to get started.