AC Savings in Kingston: Cool and Cheap!
When the summer heat rolls in, you’ll likely want to stay cool. This means you’ll be using your AC a lot over a few months. However, keeping your AC on all summer will generate some hefty electricity bills. There are plenty of things you can do, big and small, to get some AC savings in Kingston this summer. Let the experts at North Shore Home Energy give you some advice on how to stay cool without breaking the bank.
Here are six tips on getting some AC savings in Kingston:
Stay on top of your AC’s maintenance
When was the last time you gave your AC maintenance? If the answer is earlier than “this spring,” you should call us to give it an inspection. Getting your AC an inspection can do a lot to improve your energy savings. The AC won’t have to work as hard to cool, it’ll have less mechanical issues, and any grime built up in your AC will be cleaned out. It’s a simple bit of advice, but it’s very good advice at the same time.
Upgrade your thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to help conserve your AC’s energy usage. A major feature in these thermostats is that they are programmable and can follow a schedule. This lets you automatically adjust the temperature around the household’s schedule, so the AC turns off when nobody’s home. Other useful features include the ability to keep a constant temperature and other high-tech features.
Keep your home sealed
In a battle between the Sun and your AC to determine the outside temperature, the Sun will win hands-down. Because of this, you want your home to stay well-insulated. A poorly insulated home will leak cool air and let in hot air more easily. At a basic level, you can fix this by caulking leaky windows and insulating doors leading outside. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive examination, call one of our experts to check your home.
Close the blinds
If you have windows letting in sunlight, that can make your home hotter than you want. During the hotter parts of the day, close your blinds to keep out the sun to keep the temperature down. In addition, this also helps keep cool air inside your house.
Be a fan of ceiling fans
You don’t always need the air conditioner to stay cool. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that a ceiling fan can make a room feel 10°F less and uses 10% of an AC’s energy. There are also smart ceiling fans that can be set on a schedule, similarly to smart thermostats.
Get zone control AC
Zone control AC lets you choose individual areas to heat or cool. You probably have one or two parts of the house you don’t use very often. With zone control, you can cool certain parts of the house less or not at all. This lets you save money on unnecessary cooling.
What makes North Shore Home Energy a local expert in optimizing my AC performance?
North Shore Home Energy has over 25 years specializing in installing cooling systems. Whether they are residential high efficiency forced air systems, central air conditioning, or ductless mini splits, we know them all. Our state of the art ACCA-approved HVAC software helps us provide proper heat load calculations so we best know how to install your AC. Call North Shore Home Energy today to learn more about our cooling services!