When that mercury starts to rise, sometimes the only reprieve you can get from the heat is to stay inside in your air conditioning haven! However, if the air conditioning bills are keeping you from fully enjoying your air conditioning, there are a few ways that you can stay cool while also keeping your air conditioning bills to a minimum.
1. Regular maintenance. A well-maintained air conditioning system is an efficient air conditioning system, which is less expensive to run! Make sure your air conditioner is regularly serviced for maximum efficiency.
2. Use fans. Fans help you feel cooler without lowering the temperature of the room just by the airflow alone! If you want, keeping a small spray bottle nearby with water can provide instant cooling relief when combined with a fan!
3. Avoid upper floors when possible. Heat rises, and if your air conditioning is inefficient or unable to keep up with the temperatures of the upper floors, don’t fight it — try sleeping in a lower floor for a couple weeks.
4. Invest in a programmable thermostat. One of the best things that you can do today for air conditioning is to invest in a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can take the guesswork out of your temperature fluctuations during the day. A smart thermostat does something similar, but will learn from your habits the best times to let the home be warmer and when to make the air conditioning really take over.
For more information on how to keep your air conditioning bills from taking over your summer fun, please contact us here at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling today.