As summer heats up our homes, it’s time to turn on the air conditioning. It’s something that we all enjoy in our cars and homes to help us maintain a comfortable temperature. However, at the same time we also don’t want to inflate our heating and cooling budget to maintain that comfort. To find the balance between coolness and efficiency, learn which temperature can help you save money on your energy bill this summer.
Setting the Thermostat
Before you can choose an optimal temperature, you have to learn the most efficient way to run your air conditioner. Learn all the settings on your thermostat. It may even come with suggestions on the most efficient settings to choose throughout the year. Additionally, programmable thermostats can help to do some of the work for you by maintaining the temperature, turning the system on before you get home, and keeping you informed about the overall efficiency of the system. For example, you should know that it’s efficient to always set your thermostat to the highest possible temperature you can stand for that season. This is one of the most efficient ways to save money while running the AC. Using this method gives you the potential of saving up to 10 percent a year on your cooling bills. Specifically, try to keep your thermostat set at 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
More Cooling Tips
To make sure that your cooling system is running efficiently, have a professional come do an energy audit in your home. This will show you areas in your heating and cooling systems that could operate more efficiently. You could also upgrade to a smart thermostat to help regulate it when you’re not at home and save money. On especially cool days, use a ceiling fan instead of your air conditioning to save money. In addition, keep your blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day and your doors and windows securely shut when you’re operating your air conditioner.
HVAC Services from Ambient Cooling & Heating
At Ambient we use the latest technology to keep your home the perfect temperature throughout the year. With our knowledge and skills, we offer installation, repairs and preventative maintenance that ensure your comfort in your home or commercial building. We are recognized throughout the state of Maryland for our top-notch service, excellent response times, and great work throughout Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, and the lower portion of Baltimore County. Are you interested in our Heating and Cooling Services? Call us today at 410-761-0932 or contact us online. If you are interested in more about heating and cooling services, visit us on our Facebook page or check us out on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.