When the hot summer weather hits Perry, GA, you depend on your air conditioner to deliver cold air. While having an AC system can seem like a godsend when the temperatures reach extremes, it can come at the cost of higher energy bills. To help lower your cooling bills this summer, implement these AC efficiency tips:
Keep UV Rays Out
UV rays from the sun can be extremely warm. When you allow them to enter your home through glass windows and doors, it can cause your air conditioning system to constantly turn on to battle the heat. One great way to keep UV rays out of your home is to apply a special coating to your glass that filters both UVA and UVB rays.
Invest in Ceiling Fans
Place a ceiling fan in the busiest rooms of your home, including the bedrooms, kitchen, home office and living room. When you have the fan on and it rotates in a counterclockwise direction, it provides a nice breeze on the skin. A ceiling fan can make a room feel up to 10 degrees cooler, which means that you don’t have to set your thermostat as low to keep your family comfortable.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Having a programmable thermostat allows you to preset different desired temperatures depending on the time of day. This is perfect for programming your thermostat to a comfortable temperature when your family is at home and to a higher temperature when you’re away. By optimizing when your air conditioning system is running, you can help to reduce your energy costs over the summer season.
If you believe that your air conditioning system isn’t as efficient as it used to be, call a professional at Pruett Air Conditioning. We’ll be more than happy to assist you with enhancing AC efficiency.
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