In the United States millions of people have been forced out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. The government is doing everything that they can to help people stay on top of their bills with increased unemployment benefits, stimulus plans, and business loan options. Another way you can stay on top of your finances is make cuts in your budget as much as possible. One way that you can do this is by implementing ways that you can help your home stay cool this summer so that your air conditioning unit will run less. This will result in lower utility bills each month.
Block Sunlight Heat from Windows
Reevaluating your windows is one good way that you can naturally keep your home cooler. Heat comes through the windows in your home when the sun is shining on them. During the winter months that heat keeps your home more comfortable but during the summer it only makes your air conditioning unit work harder. Studies show that in the summertime 76% of sunlight on windows enters in the form of heat. One way to combat this heat is so put some solar screens on your windows. If you hire a company to make and install your solar screens it can be a larger investment. You can find directions on how to make your own solar screens if you are handy. They can be made at a fraction of the cost of hiring a company to do it for you. Another way that you can cut down on heat coming in through your windows is to hang blinds and drapes in your windows. You can shut your blinds and drapes and help keep the heat out of your home this summer. During the winter you can open these for the opposite effect.
Using Oven During Summer Heats Up the House
With all of your family home, you are probably utilizing your kitchen more than before. When you use your stove and oven to cook for your family it increases the temperature in your home. Try and get creative with what you make for dinner this summer. Grilling your food outdoors is always an excellent way to keep your home cooler. You can also choose to eat more salads and fruits that do not require heating. The cooler that you can keep your kitchen the lower your utility bills will be.
HVAC Tune Up Maintenance
The last tip that we want to share with you may seem counter-intuitive. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers maintenance on your air conditioning unit. It may seem silly to spend money on a maintenance call right now when money is tight but we promise you there are benefits. Having your maintenance done will help you catch small repairs before they cause larger, more expensive problems. It will also help your unit run more efficiently altogether. The more efficiently your air conditioning unit runs the less it will cost to run it.
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We hope that Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing has helped you find some ways to save money during these uncertain times. Please give us a call with any needs that you have regarding your air conditioner!