Reducing your energy consumption in summer can be quite challenging since the temperatures can soar so high. However, there are several energy-saving techniques to help you manage your energy bills during the hot season. To save more, implement more than one technique.
Add Insulation to Your Walls and Attics
Air leakage occurs due to the cracks, openings, and spaces in between the walls of your home. Insulation is the best way to fill the gaps that allow air leakage. This can be done through caulking and weather-stripping. Unfortunately, if you are a renter, you may not have this option. But, you can still insulate your property by installing blinds on your windows, draught-proof your doors, and much more.
Spend Time Outdoors
Summertime offers the best weather for outdoor activities. Spending more time outdoors means that you can switch off the AC, lights, and electronics for some time. As you have fun in the park, at the movies, or at the beach, you’ll naturally reduce energy consumption. Before leaving the house, remember to not only switch off these devices, but also unplug them since some devices can still drain power even when they’re not on.
While AC units may be a necessity during summer, they consume a lot of energy; therefore, limit their use to extremely hot days. Using ceiling and widow fans gets the air circulating, which means that you can delay turning on the AC. Plus, they don’t consume much electricity. If your AC unit has internal fans, you can also turn the fans to auto, which helps to circulate the air without running the AC.
Maintain Your Cooling System
It’s normal for your cooling system to reduce its efficiency over time, which in turn increases the amount of energy required to run it. Some of the ways to maintain your cooling system include:
- Cleaning the AC
- Replacing or cleaning filters
- Getting your cooling system regularly inspected and serviced by a professional
- Replacing the AC with a more efficient model
Outstanding AC Service in Fort Collins
At Lion Home Services, we ensure that the residents of Fort Collins and its environs get the comfort and convenience they need all year round. We provide a wide range of installation, repair, and maintenance services in plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, and duct cleaning. Our qualified service experts are highly dependable and can handle any HVAC issues you may have. Contact us today for trusted services.