Practical Ways To Keep Your Cooling Costs Lower


As the temperature increases, one thing is for sure – it will cost more to keep your home cool. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your cooling cost more manageable.

Rotate Your Ceiling Fans

During the winter, you probably switched your ceiling fans to rotate in a clockwise direction. With summer here, it's now time to rotate it back to a counterclockwise direction.

When a ceiling fan blows this way, this will draw the warm air upwards, while pushing the cooler air downward. Does this alter the temperature in the room? No. However, it can make you feel cooler, which makes you less inclined to lower the temperature on your unit and drive up costs.

Stay on Top of Maintenance

Keeping your cooling costs low has everything to do with efficiency. The more efficiently the unit is operating, the lower your cost will be. To achieve this, you need to stay on top of maintenance. From changing the filters routinely to keeping the coils clean, these steps keep the unit operating properly.

The more you neglect maintenance, not only will you be dealing with greater energy usage, you can also look forward to higher repair costs. An inspection by an HVAC technician can help you analyze your unit's maintenance needs. It's also important to recognize when it's time to replace your unit, which a technician can help you determine.

Turn Off Electronics

Whether you're taking more days off or have children home from school, there are likely more televisions, computers and other electronic devices being used. Particularly when it comes to larger televisions, they can generate and output a decent amount of heat.

If you have the television running all day, a desktop computer and a game system, this can quickly heat up a small room, prompting you to turn down your air conditioner. Simply turn off these devices when they aren't in use to keep your room cooler and keep your costs lower.

Block out the Light

Letting in the natural light is a great way to conserve on your electrical usage when it comes to lighting. However, on hot days, it can drive up your cooling costs. No matter how efficient the windows are, some level of heat will be able to transmit through the glass and heat up your room.

It's a good idea to keep your curtains closed during the warmest parts of the day. If you just want to let in the light, opening the curtain in the morning hours is probably the more ideal option.

These small steps can keep more money in your wallet and even lessen the amount of wear you're putting on your air conditioning unit. Do your part to keep your costs lower. Contact an HVAC company, like CNR Air Conditioning Inc, for more help.


12 July 2017

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Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.