How to Keep Cool and Spend Less in the Summer Months?
We have decided today to go in a different direction with this blog and provide our readers with a few simple tips from our Airteks HVAC Services heating service on how to save money during the hot summer months.
A great deal of energy is lost each year on leaks and sub-par insulation. So go through your home and check it for any leaks around the likes of doors, windows, plumbing, and even electrical outlets. Caulk will prove to be your best friend when securing areas that leak. Also, if you have an attic, you should look into adding insulation. Having good insulation can significantly reduce the cost of cooling and heating by over 40%.
Using Appliances Sparingly
During the hot summer months, when possible, try to use appliances that produce a large amount of energy sparingly. The likes of dishwashers, clothes dryers, ovens, and stovetops all create a great deal of heat, which in turn will increase the temperature in your home by several degrees. Instead, try to put your clothes out to dry, hand wash and dry dishes, and grill outside when possible.
Keeping It Dark
By keeping your shades and curtains drawn during the day, you will greatly reduce your solar heat gain. Install shutters, add awnings, or applying reflective window film will all help to reduce the amount of heat that your already burdened A/C is trying to cope with.
Take shorter showers instead of baths. According to a recent energy audit, the average shower will use around 10 gallons of hot water, so by shaving a couple of minutes off of your shower regime, you could save as much as 1,700 gallons of water per year. Installing a low-flow showerhead will also help to conserve water.
In conclusion, if you would like to learn about our heating service and what we can offer you, please do not hesitate to call us at (209) 213-3915 today, we serve the Stockton, CA and surrounding areas.