Some Money Saving Tips for your HVAC System
Summer is almost upon us, and that means higher energy bills. As the summer heats up there are some great ways to keep the costs of cooling your home down. Not only does this help your pocket book, but it can help to lengthen the life of your Las Vegas HVAC system as well. Check out these tips for keeping your home cooler.
Keep the Diet Light
As strange as it sounds, the food that you eat can have an effect on how warm or cool your home feels. Heavy foods that require boiling or the oven to be on can also affect the temperature directly. Instead, think about having things like refreshing salads or fruit. Keep meals light which will require less cooking and keep the heat out of the kitchen.
Plants Around the Home
One of the best ways to keep your home cool is to have something around the house to suck up some of that sunlight. There are plenty of plants that will thrive in heat while providing your house with shade that can keep the sunlight off. The less direct light your home gets, the less the heat will build up on the inside. Remember, not only does this help to keep your energy bills down, but it reduces the wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Use Your Thermostat
Do you have a programmable thermostat? If you do, it is probably one that can be programmed for different times of day (or even learn and detect your cooling behaviors). If you aren’t using your thermostat’s program function, then you are missing out on a great way to reduce your energy bills.
Take advantage of the fact that your home is empty during certain parts of the day. Let the temperatures creep up and program the thermostat to start to get the temperature down about a half hour before you get home. Remember, it is a myth that it takes more energy to cool your house down than to just leave it at an even cool temperature. Leverage that by programming your thermostat on a regular basis.
Close Up Your Windows
Fresh air is great; the issue is that fresh warm air makes your HVAC system work much harder than it should. That leads to wear and tear on the system and higher cooling bills.
Resist the urge to open up a window. While the breeze blowing in might feel cooler, it is really just heating up the inside by letting warmer air inside. It makes the thermostat climb up and your system work harder to compensate. There are much better alternatives to get some air moving in your home, like adding a ceiling fan or even an oscillating fan on a base.
Executive Air Conditioning Can Repair Your Las Vegas HVAC System
If you are having trouble with your Las Vegas HVAC system, then you should address it before the summer really heats up. Contact Executive Air Conditioning today to schedule a service visit.