Can you hear that sound? It’s your air conditioner running. And the AC is blowing the money right out of your wallet. Today, we’ll discuss some ways to save money on air conditioning this summer.
The summer months can be torture. Sweltering heat, droughts, and high humidity can have you begging for snowfall. It’s only natural that you’d want to keep cool while in the comfort of your own home, but there are ways you can stay cool and still save money at the same time.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and AC eat up 43% of your monthly utility bill. Let’s see if we can cut that back:
Shade Your Home: Your house’s roof and siding absorb heat from the sun, and in turn, cause your house to become hotter. Planting trees around the perimeter of your home to absorb excess heat and to create shade can keep your house from getting too hot, which decreases the need to run the air conditioner as often.
Your Biggest Fan: Fans are a time-honored invention that will never go out of vogue. Giving the AC a rest for a couple hours and engaging a couple fans to circulate air through the house can save some cash and keep you plenty cool. Also, remember to turn the air conditioner off when you’re not at home. There’s no point in keeping the houseplants cool – we hear they like the heat.
Window Screens: Adding solar screens to your windows can be very beneficial for saving money on energy bills. The mesh-like solar screens can absorb up to 70% of solar energy before it can make its way into your house. This could help keep your home significantly cooler, meaning you don’t have to run the AC as much.
Window Depot USA wants to help you stay cool this summer with tips on keeping the heat outside and the money in your bank account. Besides giving energy-saving advice, we provide expert Chattanooga home improvement services to keep your TN house looking cool, while you keep cool. Want to get started on your next home improvement project? Contact Window Depot USA today [/contact] at 423-894-0011.