Now that your family is settled back into a routine with school, you may have expected a lower electric bill this month and been surprised at the high number. If this sounds like you we have four tips to help you keep your home cooler while we wait for fall.
- Change your home’s air filter. It’s likely the most referenced homeowner task from heating and cooling companies, but it really does make a huge difference. Dirty air filters block air flow and make it tough for your air conditioner to do its job – which means your comfort isn’t its best.
- Seal your home’s ducts. According to the folks at ENERGY STAR, many homes can lose between 20 and 30 percent of the air that passes through them because of duct leaks and other duct complications.
- Open your vents. It’s an awfully common mistake among homeowners, but keeping rooms closed off and vents shut in seldom used rooms doesn’t automatically mean you save money. Keeping all of your vents open helps the system do its job because airflow isn’t being prevented.
- Air conditioner service. Experts recommend that you set up routine air conditioner service to reduce your costs and keep your system running at peak performance.