Energy Efficiency & Energy Saving TipsTampa, FL, North Port, FL, Town 'n' Country, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, Greater Carrollwood, FL & Citrus Park, FL

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also be a time for high energy bills. As the temperature rises, so does the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool. However, there are several ways to optimize your home’s energy use during the summer months. In this blog post, we will discuss some energy optimization tips for your home during summer, with an emphasis on air conditioning maintenance.

  1. Schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning system. Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system is essential to ensure that it runs efficiently. According to the Department of Energy, a well-maintained air conditioning system can reduce energy consumption by 15-20%. Some maintenance tasks performed by an HVAC professional include cleaning or replacing air filters, cleaning the evaporator coils, and checking
    the refrigerant levels.
  2. Use a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and money. It allows you to set your home’s temperature according to your schedule, so you can have the temperature set higher when you’re not at home. According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% on your energy bills by setting your thermostat back 7-10 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 hours a day. Plus- you can check the temperature of your home right from your mobile device. Ask your Total Air Solutions Comfort Specialist about upgrading to a smart thermostat today.
  3. Use ceiling fans. If you work from home or spend most of your time in your house, ceiling fans can help you feel cooler without having to lower the temperature of your home. According to the Department of Energy, a ceiling fan can make a room feel up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit cooler. This means that you can set your thermostat higher and still feel comfortable. Summer may also be a great time to get a dust cloth up there and clean your fan blades to make sure you are circulating clean air in your rooms, and lessen the strain on your air filters.
  4. Reduce heat gain. Heat gain is the amount of heat that enters your home from the outside. In Florida- it’s a lot! You can reduce the summer heat gain by keeping your curtains or blinds closed during the day, sealing air leaks, and using reflective window film. According to the Department of Energy, reducing heat gain can save you up to 7-15% on your energy bills.

In conclusion, optimizing your home’s energy use during summer can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint. By scheduling regular maintenance for your air conditioning system, using a programmable thermostat, using ceiling fans, and reducing heat gain, you can keep your home cool and comfortable without breaking the bank. Call Total Air Solutions today to schedule your summer A/C maintenance, and speak to our experts about other ways we can
help you optimize your system for the summer heat. 888-426-1770

Sources:

  1. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/maintaining-your-air-conditioner
  2. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats
  3. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/ceiling-fans
  4. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-efficient-window-attachments

Total Air Solutions, June 2023

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