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Ask Charles: Stay Cool & Save Money

HVAC Charles Heating and Air Conditioning

Keeping your home cool in the summers can get expensive. As you try to find ways to beat the summer heat, Charles has some tips that will help you save money staying cool this summer.

1. Leverage Shade

Wherever your air conditioner may be placed outside, you should find a way to keep that equipment underneath some shade. Leverage trees or high bushes to provide natural shade to your air conditioning equipment but make sure the system is free of overgrown trees or bushes. This will help ensure the units are operating at the proper efficiency. Additionally, beyond leveraging shade for your unit, you can use shade from outside to block sunlight from getting into your house through windows. Blackout curtains or shades are additional cost-efficient options to keeping your home cool in the summer.

2. Get Smart Tech

A programmable thermostat is a great way to cut energy usage and therefore keep your costs down even when you are out of the house. Using a programmable thermostat will help you cut energy usage while you are away or asleep by adjusting temperatures. Some devices will adapt to temperature preferences, or you can program the device yourself. Moreso, some devices that can be controlled via a smartphone app away from home, which will help you save on the go.

3. Cooling from the inside

Ceiling fans are an excellent way to circulate cool air in your home which will help minimize the burden of running the AC constantly. By moving the cool air, your home will have better coverage of the work the AC unit is putting in. However, don’t forget to turn the fans off while you are not home so that you aren’t wasting energy. Another way to keep your house cool is to avoid cooking hot meals inside. An over or a stove top will heat your home while you are trying to cool it, straining the AC system. Summertime is the perfect time to fire up the grill as it is so you might as well save some money on cooling costs while you are at it!

When you call Charles to repair or install air conditioning for your residence or commercial space, you receive our commitment to superior service and dependability.