Can you really run your heating and air conditioning system and still afford to pay your monthly utility bills? There are ways to stay cool and comfortable in the summer and still reduce your energy costs. Here are just two simple ideas you can use now:
Upgrade Your Thermostat
One of the best and easiest ways to boost your energy efficiency is with effective cooling control. If you don’t have a digital programmable thermostat yet, now’s the time to upgrade.
Programming allows you to customize your cooling based on your needs so you can boost the cool when you’re home and allow it to be a little warmer when you’re away. You can program it ahead of time to fit your lifestyle. The less air conditioning you use, the lower your energy costs.
Control the Humidity Level
The more humid the air, the warmer it will feel. In the winter it’s more efficient to keep the humidity levels higher because it makes the air feel warmer so you don’t need to run the heat as much. In the summer, it’s the opposite. You want to control the humidity levels so the air conditioned air feels cooler and you won’t need to run your cooling system as much. Adding a dehumidifier will control the relative humidity and help you use less energy.
Using less energy and saving money go hand-in-hand, and there are actually some simple ways to reduce your energy consumption while still keeping your cool this summer. For all the information you need on reducing your heating and air conditioning energy costs, contact our team of pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc.