At Cool City Air Conditioning, we know that cooling your home can often be a double-edged sword. Nothing beats walking into a cool and refreshing home, but you don’t want to be stuck with hundreds of dollars in cooling bills just for the sake of comfort.
We outlined a few different ways in which you can lower your utility bills this summer in a previous post, so be sure to go back and read through that post if you’re interested in learning more. In today’s post, we’re going to continue to discuss that same topic and provide you with four more ways in which you can lower your cooling bills throughout the summer.
As you’ll read in more detail below, investing in AC maintenance and AC repairs are two of the best ways to keep your system functioning at its best. Get in touch with us if you’d like to schedule a service appointment!
Four More Ways to Lower Your Cooling Bills This Summer
Open Your Windows
This first tip has a caveat: don’t keep your windows open all day. Instead, open them in the early morning and in the evening if you don’t run your air conditioner at night. Opening your windows during these times allows cool air to fill your home, and you can couple this tip with our last blog’s tip about ceiling fans for a whole-house cooling effect!
Invest In Trees
If you own a home, consider investing in trees to shade your home and your air conditioner from the sun. The shade will obviously prevent your home from heating faster than it normally does, but studies have also shown that shaded AC units tend to be more efficient. Plus, they add to your home’s curb appeal and provide you with even more cover from the sun when you’re out enjoying your backyard.
Avoid the Oven
Nothing will heat your interior quite like cooking over the stove or using your oven. While the heat is initially limited to one small area, it’s dispersed throughout your home and will either make your air conditioner work overtime to compensate, or you’ll be stuck with even warmer air for most of the day.
You can’t always avoid the oven, but we recommend using your grill and taking full advantage of summer whenever possible!
Invest In AC Maintenance
At the end of the day, nothing you invest in or try can compensate for an air conditioner that needs to be serviced or replaced. Minor problems can lead to major malfunctions down the road, and the last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down in the middle of the summer.
At Cool City Air Conditioning, we provide fast and affordable AC maintenance appointments that help you keep your unit working at peak efficiency. We put our customers first and will always be honest with you about what needs to be done.
We look forward to working with you!