As summer approaches, the weather has already warmed up in Southern California. We’re only halfway into April, and temperatures in some areas have reached the high eighties! With temperatures on the rise, cooling bills are often on the rise, as well. Trying to keep your home cool for the summer can take a toll on your wallet.
Here are a few ways to get you started on saving energy this summer:
- Use your thermostat efficiently: Set up your thermostat to 78 degrees (or a similar, comfortable temperature) when you are home. When away from the home, turn the thermostat up a few degrees. Using your unit only when absolutely necessary is a sure-fire way to save energy.
- Cover leaks that might bring hot air into your home: Sealing any openings or cracks on doors, windows or even walls and your roof, can help keep the warm air outside, and the cool air inside your home. Try weather-stripping to see how this can affect your monthly bill.
- Ceiling and portable fans: Take advantage of a cool breeze from a fan to help your skin feel cooler inside, without needing to lower your thermostat temperature and use energy.
- Schedule regular maintenance: Contact your air conditioning professional to have a proper AC system checkup. With clean filters and a properly-maintained system, your air conditioning unit will run more efficiently, while supplying cleaner air through your home.
A great first step to home energy savings is to conduct an energy audit to help you determine how much energy your home uses. From there, RighTime Home Services Orange County can help you identify smart ways to save energy and money this summer. Give RighTime a call at (714) 793-0739 or visit www.rightimeservices.com.