Rancho Palos Verdes, CA has already seen its share of hot days, and they’re only going to get hotter as May slowly turns to June. A good air conditioner can see you through it, but running it all day every day is going to cost you a great deal in monthly energy bills. You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to the comfort of your home, but running your air conditioner shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg either. The good news is that there are several steps you can take to save money on your monthly electricity bill. You probably know and practice some of them, such as setting your thermostat to 78 instead of 75, or dressing in lightweight clothes around the home. But there are more substantial steps you can take to cut down on those bills. We’ve listed a few of them below.
Program Your Thermostat Carefully
Many people falsely believe that they can save money by running their air conditioner all day instead of turning it on when they get home, since it costs more to turn the system on than it does to simply run it. But the wasted energy in those scenarios far outweighs the savings to turning your system on earlier in the day. Instead, use your thermostat’s programming to turn the air conditioning on 10-15 minutes before you arrive home. It will save money and your home will be cool and comfortable when you get home.
Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
Sometimes the answer to high energy bills isn’t with your air conditioner, but with your home overall. The more you can improve your home’s energy retention, the lower your bills will be. This can include anything from sealing cracks under doors with stripping purchases at a local hardware store to adding insulation in your attic or even more elaborate measures such as energy recovery ventilators.
Talk to AZ Air Conditioning and Heating about improving your home’s energy efficiency this summer!