Reduce Your Energy Bill In the Summer
The summertime is notorious for being a large drain to your finances, with vacations, fun events and activities, and of course all the air conditioning needed to balance out the Alabama heat! However, there are ways to reduce your energy bill easily this summer. Read on for our top tips and recommendations to keep you cool and keep more money in your wallet this season!
Keep Windows Closed
A simple and easy way to reduce your energy consumption and get your bill a bit lower over the summer is to make sure that you’re not letting any of the cool air in your home go to waste! Sometimes opening a window might seem like a good idea, but opening your windows actually leads to higher humidity levels inside your home during the summer. When humidity levels in your home are too high, your air conditioner has to work harder to get your home comfortable again. Plus, if humidity levels are too high, you may also be left with sticky feeling air inside your home.
Check for Cracks
Sometimes cool air can slip out or warm air can slip into your house through small cracks around windows, doors, or even in your home’s insulation. Check these areas in your home before the heat really starts up this summer so you can ensure you’re not wasting any energy. If you think insulation may be an issue, contact us and we can help get your issue resolved.
A broken air conditioner can actually be a large cause of high energy bills. While it might be tempting to try and save on a system that works “well enough,” your energy bills and repair bills are going to add up quickly. Systems that are older and require more energy to cool your home effectively are going to drain your energy bill as well, just because their technology for efficiency is not as advanced. If your system is over 10 years old and needs multiple repairs every season, it might be time to get a new system.
The professionals at Bunns & Bennett are trained in finding you the best system to fit your home, family, and budget. We also offer convenient financing options (with approved credit) and free in-home estimates in qualifying new systems! Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your air conditioner today.
High-Efficiency Variable Speed HVAC
While it might seem like a large cost up front, a new high-efficiency variable speed HVAC system could save you enough money on your energy bills to eventually pay for itself! Since these systems require less energy to heat and cool your entire home, they could not only save you money in the summer but throughout the entire year, even up to 60% per month! Our American Standard variable speed systems work seamlessly and come with a warranty for your peace of mind. Ask us about our top-of-the-line HVAC systems today.
The weather is getting warmer, and the outdoors are calling! Getting off your devices this summer could actually lower your energy bills, since you won’t be using as much energy charging or using them. When you don’t need to charge your devices, unplug them from the wall, since they actually continue to use energy even when they aren’t powering your devices. This could save you a few bucks every month!
There are a variety of ways you can utilize temperature control at home to minimize the cost of energy throughout the entire summer. If you’re spending large amounts of time outside of the home either at work or on vacation, chances are you can afford to keep your home a bit warmer during the day to not waste energy. A good recommendation for your home’s temperature is 78 to 80 degrees while you’re away and 74-76 degrees while you’re home.
Remembering to constantly change your thermostat throughout different times of the day can be difficult with a busy schedule and other responsibilities. A programmable thermostat can be a helpful alternative to constantly having to pay attention to your home’s temperature! Customize your different preferences for different times of the day, locations in your home, and even different rooms. This way, you can save money while you’re away and have your home comfortable again before you even return.
No matter what changes you make to save on your energy bill this summer, big or small, Bunns & Bennett is here for all of your heating and cooling needs. We are your trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Huntsville, AL. If you have any questions regarding your HVAC system or your home’s comfort, you can always call us at (256) 536-0967 and we will be happy to answer your questions. For more tips and helpful information, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!