Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy some outdoor activities while the weather is warm. However, we all need to come home to a nice cool home which means that having a good air conditioning system is absolutely critical. One thing that homeowners dread about the summer is the increase in energy usage that comes with running the AC more often. Here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, we are dedicated to our customers’ satisfaction and we wanted to put together a few things that you can do to reduce energy usage during the summer months. Give us a call if you need any kind of Fort Collins air conditioning services like installation, repair and maintenance.
Read on below to learn about how you might be able to reduce the amount of energy that you use in your home for air conditioning.
- Use your fans – Keeping the air moving through your home with sanding fans and ceiling fans is a terrific way to help you feel cooler. While moving the air with fans won’t cool the air, it will keep the air moving over your skin which can help you stay comfortable without running your AC.
- The night is cooler – Once the sun goes down, the temperature of the air outside will start to cool down. When it is sufficiently cool, you can use that to stay comfortable throughout the night. Unless it is really hot, the night temperature should be cool enough for you to get good sleep without having to run your AC all night long.
- Use your thermostats – You can use your thermostats to control the temperature of your home and, thus, the amount of energy that you use to cool your home. By setting the temperature of your home to about 78° F you could be able to reduce the amount of energy that you use.
- Close your blinds – Heat energy from the sun can cause your home to heat up which makes your air conditioner have to work harder to cool your home. By closing your blinds you could be able to keep that heat out and give some relief to your AC system.
When you need Fort Collins air conditioning services just give us a call here at Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning.