Many people look forward to the summer months because it means outside fun, camping, and warm weather. However, there are also many reasons to dread the summer months, one being that you can expect to see a massive jump in your electric bill. Having the AC on all day and night can mean that you could pay a ton of money on your utility bill. Here are a couple things that you can do to save money on your AC bill.
1. Change Your Filters
Changing the air filter on your AC is such a simple and inexpensive fix, but many people fail to do it as often as they should. When your filter is dirty it will cause the AC to have to use more energy to suck in the air to convert to cool air. This is because all the debris, dirt and dust in the air will get stuck in the filter. This makes it really hard for the AC to do its job properly.
If you are unsure how often you should be replacing your filter, you should open the AC compartment and simply take a look. If you notice that there is a lot of dirt, debris, and that the filter has an overall gray look, then it is time to change it. This simple fix could affect how much you pay in your utility bill.
2. Use The Overhead Fan
Most homes have ceiling fans installed. If you don't have fans in your house, it may be worth installing one yourself. This is because it costs pennies, literally a couple cents an hour, to power a ceiling fan. This fan can help to keep the room cool while you are in it for hardly any money.
This is why it is recommended that you keep your AC at a higher temperature, so that the entire house doesn't cool down, and then turn on the ceiling fan in the room that you are in. This will keep you cool without pumping the AC throughout the entire house.
3. Close Bedroom Doors
Usually during the day you won't be spending a lot of time in the bedrooms. Instead, the main area of the house is the only place that needs to remain cool during the day. This is why you should close the vents and the doors to the bedrooms during the day. This will save you a good deal of money, and then before you go to bed you can open the doors, and open the vents. But there is not reason to pay for cooling the bedrooms while no one is using them.
These are just a couple of simple tips for cooling your house in the summer without spending a ton on your AC. Contact a company like McFoy Refrigeration, Inc. to learn more about lowering your AC bill.