Enduring the scorching hot summers in Clovis, NM, comfortably requires effective and efficient air conditioning. If you’re like most homeowners, you’re cringing at the thought of paying your summertime energy bills. But by implementing these strategic energy-saving tactics, you can make your energy bills more affordable for your budget:
Keep the Sun at Bay
One source that can heat your home quickly is direct sunlight. When this happens, your air conditioning system has to battle until dark to keep your home cool. Consider blocking the direct sunlight with blinds, curtains and UVA window tint filters.
Use Your Exhaust Fans
Your home should have an exhaust fan above your stove and in all of your full bathrooms. These fans work to redirect humid air to the outdoors, which makes your home feel cooler. Make sure that you’re using these exhaust fans whenever you’re taking a warm shower or cooking on the stove. You don’t want to leave the hot, humid air lingering inside of your home.
Run Your Ceiling Fans
Installing ceiling fans in the most highly trafficked rooms of your home can do wonders for reducing energy bills. By simply having your ceiling fans on and throwing a breeze downward, you can make your home feel much cooler than it actually is. When your home feels cooler, you can set your thermostat to a higher temperature and save yourself some money on your next energy bill. In the summer, make sure your ceiling fans rotate in a counterclockwise direction to create a wind-chill effect.
Part of keeping your air conditioning system as energy-efficient as possible involves having regular HVAC maintenance performed by I.T.S. Refrigeration & Heating, Inc. Contact us today learn to book your appointment or to learn more about how to lower your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.
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