Now that the kids are out of school, it’s summertime. When summer starts, you may be paying more money because of the way your thermostat is programmed. You probably want to save money. Why not make your HVAC system work less and save you money in the long run? At Nelson Comfort, we want you to spend the least amount of time worrying about your HVAC system. By following these summer air conditioning tips for Cincinnati, you know you’re saving money and making good choices for your family.
Make Updates to Your Home
When was the last time you replaced your windows or doors? If it’s been a while, you may want to consider replacing them. Old doors and windows warp over time. As they warp, cracks and small openings form. These cracks and small openings make it easier for air to escape from your home. By replacing old doors and windows, you’ll be paying more upfront, but saving money in the long run. Plus, the new doors and windows you put in are likely more energy efficient than your old ones. Energy efficient products may get you a discount on energy bills or homeowner’s insurance.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
If you don’t have a smart thermostat, what are you waiting for? Check out Nest products we offer and get in touch with us when you’re ready for them to be installed. By upgrading to a smart thermostat, you’re able to update the temperature when you aren’t home. So if you go on vacation and realize you didn’t adjust the temperature in your home, you can adjust it from your smart device.
Use a Ceiling Fan
The optimal temperature for your home in the summer is 78 degrees. Some people think that’s too hot for the summer. But setting your thermostat to 78 degrees is cost-efficient. However, there is an alternative. Ceiling fans help your home stay cool and provide an alternative to setting your thermostat to 78 degrees. According to the National Resource Defense Council, using a ceiling fan can help a room feel four degrees cooler. Also, it can save you money. If you keep your home set at 78 degrees when someone’s there and have fans on, you’ll be saving money and energy.
Check Your Indoor Vents and Registers
Have you checked your vents and registers lately? If you haven’t, now is the time to look them over. See if they’re clean or dirty. If they’re dirty, it’s time to clean them. Keep on eye on how much dust accumulates over time. Dust and other debris negatively affect the air flow in your home. This costs you more money in the long run. By regularly checking for obstructions to your HVAC system, you’ll know your system is performing regularly and can spot trouble before it happens.
With Nelson Comfort, you know you’re getting a company that’s ready at all times should something happen. By following these summer air conditioning tips, you’ll save money. When you’re ready, get in touch with us to discuss all of your Cincinnati heating and cooling needs.