Summer might be coming to an end for many people around the U.S., but for those of us in Florida, we still have many more weeks of warm temperatures left. Because of our year-round mild climate, and many months of above-average temps, our energy bills tend to be much higher than those of our northern neighbors, and over time, it can put a strain on your budget. Who really wants to spend their hard earned cash on an AC bill?
Lowering your AC bill could be a few simple steps away. A few of our tried and true tips for saving energy (and money) are:
Call in the insulation pros! Having a professional company come in and add insulation to your attic and/or crawlspace can lower your energy costs significantly since your home loses much of its cool air (and harbors a lot of heat) in these areas. By investing in the pros instead of making this a DIY project, you’re protected in the case of something going wrong, and your insurance will still be viable. Invest in those curtains you’ve been eyeing. By covering windows, glass doors, and other areas of your home where sunlight tends to be an issue during the day, you’ll lower the temperature of the room and therefore will lessen the amount of energy needed to cool the space. It’s no secret when you’re outside that it’s cooler in the shade than in the sun. The same is true inside your home! When it’s time for dinner, take it outside! Cooking outdoors is a wonderful way to lower energy consumption in your home. By throwing dinner on the grill not only are you saving energy by not using your appliances, but you’re also keeping your home cooler, meaning your AC runs less and saves you some cash. Replace your filters. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest way to lower your bill is by replacing your AC filters routinely. Monthly filter changes are suggested, as this keeps your system running efficiently and therefore it doesn’t need to run as long. AC maintenance is key in keeping your energy bills low, and Ridge Energy Savers is proud to offer maintenance services to the greater Polk County area. Our routine inspections check coils, coolant levels, connections, and even the filters themselves! By catching problems early, you keep your system at its very best, which saves money in the long run. Give us a call and make your appointment before your next energy bill comes in.