When the temperatures soar, your air conditioner has to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. This, of course, drives up your electric bill. If you are tired of forking out a fortune when it comes time to pay your bill, check out these three ways to lower your electric bills this summer.
Ways to Lower Electric Bills During the Summer
Seal Up Leaky Ductwork
Having leaky ducts sealed is one of the easiest ways to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and lower your bills. Leaks allow cooled air to escape into uncooled areas, like attics and basements. This forces the system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the rest of your home.
Even small holes and gaps between ductwork sections can drastically reduce your AC’s efficiency. Having your ducts sealed could make a big difference on your bill.
Invest in Insulation and Insulated Windows
When cool air escapes through windows, walls and your ceiling, your AC unit is forced to work more than necessary. Upgrading to insulated windows and updating the insulation throughout your home helps keep the cool air inside where it belongs. As a bonus, improving your home’s insulation will also save you during the winter months.
Manage Your Thermostat
Set your temperature as high as you can comfortably tolerate. The closer the indoor temperature is to the outside temperature, the lower your electric bill will be. Set the temperature higher when you are away, and turn it back down while you are at home. Programmable thermostats make this task easy.
At Larry & Sons, we are here to help with all your cooling needs. If your air conditioner seems to be consuming more power than usual, contact us today to schedule a service call. We will inspect your system and make recommendations to help you lower your electric bill. Call 301-733-5428.