Summer comfort here in Camden and Gloucester counties requires a balancing act: Do you sweat through the stuffy summer nights and blistering days, or do you bite the bullet and pay the high energy bills it will require to keep the air conditioner on? And more often than not, not everyone in a home will agree on which thermostat settings to use! This dilemma has a lot of our customers coming to us asking us how they can keep their home nice and cool, while saving on their utilities.
The heating and cooling experts here at Anyzek have been working tirelessly since 1932 to keep the homes of our friends and neighbors here in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties at the perfect temperature, while preserving their low summer energy costs. Here’s how you can save on utilities without sweating through the summer heat in your own home!
Get your Air Conditioner in Shape with AC Maintenance
All winter long, your air conditioner waited on the sidelines while your furnace did all the work. But now that it’s time to put your air conditioner “back in the game”, it may need a little maintenance to get back into tip-top shape. Professional AC maintenance from the experts at Anyzek will ensure that all of the bolts are tightened, your air filters are fresh, and any failing parts are replaced before they lead to an unexpected AC breakdown.
Proper AC maintenance is one of the most important energy savings tips because it provides the most benefits — such as:
Decreased cooling costs
Increased air conditioner life expectancy
Reliable cooling power all summer
Reduced carbon footprint
Upgrade to A Programmable Smart Thermostat
Once proper AC maintenance has your air conditioner is running at its best, it’s time to take control of the thermostat. Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat can provide 24/7 efficiency while keeping your home cool. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the times of the day you are not at home, so your air conditioner is not running when your house is empty. For every 8 hours that your temperature settings are 7º to 10º higher (like when you are out of the home) you are saving up to 10% on your cooling costs!
Some smart thermostats can be controlled via your smartphone, from anywhere in the world! Gone on vacation for a long weekend? Turn your AC off as you pull out of the driveway from your phone, and turn it back on to your favorite temperature setting 30 minutes before you return from the highway. Say goodbye to the days of lugging your luggage into a hot and stuffy home.
Use Your Ceiling Fans
Are your ceiling fans collecting dust? Though ceiling fans may not actually drop the temperature in your home, they can make your home feel much cooler. The moving air can have a 80º room feeling more like 76º while using less energy than your air conditioner. Maybe not enough to replace your air conditioner, but enough to take the edge off the summer heat!
Shut Your Curtains, Blinds
Of course natural light is great, but the sun beating on your windows can also cause what is called “solar heat gain”. This is a rise in temperature from the radiant heat through your windows and into your living space. Reducing the solar heat gain in your home puts less of a strain on your air conditioner, saving you in utility costs and further reducing the wear and tear on your cooling system.
Looking For More Energy Savings Tips? Call Anyzek!
Though you may be familiar with our oil delivery trucks, heating is only part of what makes up the expert services Anyzek provides. If you are looking to stay cool all summer long in your Camden, Burlington, or Gloucester county home, trust the heating and cooling experts with the most experience!