Oh, Florida, such a beautiful place! Perfect for fun, vacation, nightlife, enjoying wild nature, and organic exotic fruits. It is a heaven on the Earth with the longest summer, however, it comes at a price.
Only those who live here know all the shortcomings of everyday routine with summers’ high temperatures and humidity. Thank you, Willis Carrier for blessing us with AC conditioners and fresh and clean air.
However, financing AC unit isn’t always cheap. Air conditioning your home often accounts for almost half of your home’s energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. You can literally feel and hear your money vanishing away.
Here are some of the best tips for staying cool this summer and still save money:
- Turn it off if you are not using it
First of all, when it is not running and not contributing to the temperature of your home or office, there is no reason for the AC to be on. Turn it on only when you need fresh and cool air.
- Turn your AC off at night
During the night our body is cooling down and won’t produce as much heat. The sun is down, and finally, we can feel nice breeze bringing salty air from the ocean. Therefore, you should be comfortable with lowering your AC temperature.
- Portable units for smaller areas
Well, we are not going to ask you how big is your house, but it is quite familiar for people to preferably spend more time in one specific room. In that case, consider turning on portable units from time to time and cooling down that area. They use up to 50% less energy than a larger air conditioning system would use to cool the same space.
Turning the lights off will cut electricity bills and decrease the temperature of your home. Also take into consideration how much light is coming in from the windows. It plays a significant role in warming up the place.
- Sometimes a fan is just enough
According to the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), a ceiling fan uses 10 percent of the energy of a central air conditioner and can make a room feel 10 degrees cooler.
- Let’s chill in the basement
When was the last time you spent some time in your basement? Maybe you should consider that. Once you try it, you’ll probably move in there. The cool air sinks down naturally, with no energy use. One sofa, TV or a book and fresh drink is all you need.
- Service Your AC unit
Just as any piece of technology, AC units needs some attention to last. Keep the filter clean for good air movement and the unit level so the condensation drains properly. However, sometimes maintenance is not enough and buying a new AC unit is the most profitable investment to make. In that case, look for a high-energy-efficiency ratio. SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) should be at least 13 or even better 14, for warmer climates.
To sum up. Every home has to have the appropriate AC unit and AC Service Company for providing all air conditioning services. Chills Air Conditioning specializes in sales of AC units, services and any repairs of all equipment for residential, commercial, and marine properties. They are waiting for your call, (305) 767-7040, and ready to answer your questions and can service your AC on the same day.