Although after the long, cold winter months, most of us in New Jersey are anxious for the warmth of the summer sun and ready to dig our toes in the sand. But when those hot, hot summer months finally do roll around, we usually start looking for ways to avoid the sun’s relentless rays and stay as cool as possible in our home. For most, the air conditioner is the best tool for fighting the heat (our coolest friend), but using it for long periods of time can lead to high energy consumption–and even higher energy bills!
How can you keep temperatures cool, without heating up your energy bills? The air conditioning professionals at Point Bay have put together three summer energy saving tips you can use around the house starting today.
Summer Energy Savings Tips to Keep Your Temperature and Energy Bills Low
Block the Direct Sunlight
The best way you can ensure your air conditioner works efficiently is to avoid making its job harder than it needs to be. This means you have to stop as much heat as possible from entering your rooms from the outside. The best way to do this is to cover your sun-facing windows with blinds, blocking all direct sunlight from entering the room.
Not a fan of blinds? No problem! Shaded window film is an affordable, easy-to-use solution that’ll block some of the direct sunlight. These films reflect heat and light, keeping your room cooler without sacrificing the view.
Seal Each Room’s Leaks
When an already-cooled room warms up, your air conditioner reactivates to cool it down. The longer your AC stays active, the more energy it’ll use and the higher your monthly bills will be. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to make sure your rooms take a long time to lose their cool air, and the best way to do that is by dealing with leaks.
Cracks and holes in the walls let the cool air out of your house. Sealing these leaks with putty, caulk or other sealants traps the cool air, giving your air conditioner less work to do.
Install an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner
It’s hard to keep your house energy-efficient when your air conditioner wastes energy. That’s why one of the best energy-saving tips you’ll get this summer is to replace your AC with a more efficient model! Air conditioners can waste energy when they’re too old, too big, too small, or simply badly installed. Installing a modern, perfectly sized, perfectly placed air conditioner ensures your home stays cool, but doesn’t waste energy just by running!
Trust in Point Bay
Looking for a new, energy efficient air conditioner, but don’t know where to start? Point Bay Fuel is here to help! Point Bay’s professionals can help you explore your options and find the perfect AC system for your home or business. So, if you’re looking to keep your cooling bills low, don’t wait! Start using these summer energy saving tips and contact Point Bay Fuel today.