If you live in Spring Hill, Florida, you know you can’t get through summer without air conditioning. Running the air conditioner means you’ll face much higher electricity bills for a few months. To lower your air conditioning bill this summer, implement these tips as soon as the weather starts warming up in spring.
The moving air from portable and ceiling fans creates a windchill effect. Fans don’t lower the room’s temperature; they help cool the body. As the air hits your skin, it helps perspiration evaporate and cools the skin. If you have a ceiling fan, make sure the blades are spinning counterclockwise. This pulls cool air from the ground and pushes it back down on to you. When you feel cooler, you can turn up the air conditioner temperature a few degrees which can help lower your electric bill.
Insulating your attic, windows, door frames, and air conditioning ducts can have a surprising effect on your home’s temperature. You could reduce your energy bill by 10 percent. If your home has air leaks, you are losing cool air through these gaps and inviting unwanted hot air in. This means your air conditioner has to work harder to keep the home cool. The extra strain will lead to more air conditioner repairs and will shorten the lifespan of the unit.
Keep Sunlight Out
In winter, you’ll want to let in as much winter sun to warm your home. In summer, do the opposite — keep sunlight out. When the sun streams in, the indoor temperature rises. Close curtains and blinds during the day to keep heat out. Heavier drapes or blackout curtains work best. Installing exteriors shutters, adding awnings over windows, and applying a reflective or mirror-type film to windows are other great ways to keep your home cool.
Staying comfortable during a Spring Hill summer doesn’t have to mean a crippling air conditioning bill. Contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 for an energy audit. We’ll identify areas of your home that need insulation and can assist with duct sealing.
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