Want Energy Savings On Your AC?
Call the Experts at Streamline!
When the summer heat rolls in, you’ll likely want to stay cool. This means you’ll be using your AC a lot over a few months. However, keeping your AC on all summer will generate some hefty electricity bills. There are plenty of things you can do, big and small, to get some energy savings this summer. Let the experts at Streamline Services give you some advice on how to stay cool without breaking the bank.
When was the last time you gave your AC maintenance? If the answer isn’t “this spring,” you should call us to give it an inspection. Getting your AC an inspection can do a lot to improve your energy savings. The AC won’t have to work as hard to cool, it’ll have less mechanical issues, and any grime built up in your AC will be cleaned out. It’s a simple bit of advice, but it’s very good advice at the same time.
Upgrade your thermostat.
Programmable thermostats are a great way to help conserve your AC’s energy usage. A major feature in these thermostats is that they follow a schedule. This lets you automatically adjust around the household’s schedule, so the AC turns off when nobody’s home. Other useful features include the ability to keep a constant temperature and other high-tech features.
Keep your home sealed.
In a battle between the Sun and your AC to determine the outside temperature, the Sun will win hands-down. Because of this, you want your home to stay well-insulated. A poorly insulated home will leak cool air and let in hot air more easily. At a basic level, you can fix this by caulking leaky windows and insulating doors leading outside. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive examination, call one of our experts to check your home.
Close the blinds.
If you have windows letting in sunlight, that can make your home hotter than you want. During the hotter parts of the day, close your blinds to keep out the sun to keep the temperature down. In addition, this also helps keep cool air inside your house.
Be a fan of ceiling fans.
You don’t always need the air conditioner to stay cool. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) estimates that a ceiling fan can make a room feel 10°F cooler and uses 10% of an AC’s energy. Fans can also be helpful during the winter where they can keep warm air from rising to your ceiling. There are also smart ceiling fans that can be set on a schedule, similarly to smart thermostats.
Why is Streamline Services an expert name in energy savings?
For nearly a century, Streamline Services has been helping people around Raleigh, NC with their homes. We stay informed on cutting-edge home technology so we can best inform our customers about their options. Despite our knowledge, we don’t talk down to you and are more than willing to help you understand what we do. If you’re thinking about how to save money this summer, call Streamline Services to learn more about the possible energy savings!
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