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5 HVAC Usage Tips to Lower Your Summer Energy Bills

Summers in the Phoenix area can be brutal especially for your energy bills. During the summer, when daily temperatures reach triple digits, your HVAC system is going to be working overtime trying to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you feel that you’re paying too much for your energy bill every month, then these simple energy saving tips can help you fix that!

Five Ways to Save On Your Electric Bill During Summer

If you want to save on cooling your home, try these HVAC usage tricks to keep your air conditioner running more efficiently:

    1. Change Your Air Filter Monthly

ACE Home Services: HVAC Usage Hacks for Saving Energy During Summer - Change Air Filters

During seasons of high use, it’s important to change the air filter in your air conditioning system regularly. Over summer, we suggest changing your air filter every month! Not only does this improve indoor air quality, but it can help keep your energy bills down and avoid costly repairs. Dirty air filters can cause pressure issues within your HVAC system, damaging your system and leaving you to deal with a costly breakdown in the middle of summer. Avoid this by replacing the air filter every month and performing regular preventive maintenance on your A/C.

    1. Change Your Drapery – Curtains & Blinds

ACE Home Services: HVAC Usage Hacks for Saving Energy During Summer - Change Drapery

One smart investment that can help lower your energy bills is purchasing heat blocking curtains.The types of curtains not only block the sunlight and heat from entering your home, but they can help keep your home cooler so your A/C doesn’t have to use as much energy to finish the job. Even better, these currents available at many home good stores and online. They come in many colors and designs and can be a nice addition to your home decor.

    1. Change Your Lightbulbs Out for LED Bulbs

ACE Home Services: HVAC Usage Hacks for Saving Energy During Summer - Use LED Lights

One simple switch that can help you save energy this summer is getting rid of your incandescent light bulbs and replacing them with LED bulbs. Although LED bulbs tend to be a bit more expensive, they can save you up to 85% more electricity than traditional bulbs. Overall they are a great investment for people looking to lower their energy bill and save money.

    1. Change Your Ceiling Fan Direction

ACE Home Services: HVAC Usage Hacks for Saving Energy During Summer - Adjust Fan Direction

The direction that your ceiling fan spins can affect how much energy your fan is actually costing you. We suggest that you set your ceiling fans to rotate in the counterclockwise direction during summer. This causes the fan to push air downwards, assisting in the circulation of cool air throughout the rooms in your home. This also allows you to lower the temperature on the thermostat a few degrees without feeling much difference in the comfortability of your home.

    1. Change Your Thermostat Out for Programmable One

ACE Home Services: HVAC Usage Hacks for Saving Energy During Summer - Change Thermostat

One of the most notable purchases you can make in order to save money is investing in a programmable thermostat. On average, programmable thermostats can save you about $180 every year when used correctly. They enable you control the temperature of your home, even while you are not there. They also adjust on their own to maximize their energy and efficiency.

Contact ACE Home Services for All of Your HVAC Needs

Whether you are looking for a new, smart phone-controlled thermostat or a brand new HVAC system to help save on energy use, ACE has you covered. Contact us today by calling (602) 943-2000 or clicking here to schedule a service call. We’re looking forward to serving you!