Summer Energy-Saving Tips

The days are really heating up here in Abington! We all look forward to the spring and summer seasons in New England after the long, cold, and snowy winters. Nothing beats a day at the beach or a summer hike at your favorite park. When the hot seasons roll around, you’re probably also thinking about how you can save on your home energy bills. Well, you can open the windows, throw on a short-sleeve, and get ready for summer with these home energy-saving tips from Ken Duval.

Save with These Summer Tips

  • Schedule your annual A/C tune-up. Annual maintenance on your air conditioning system can really bring your energy bills down. A tune-up performed by an experienced Ken Duval technician will help your system run at maximum efficiency, improve your indoor air quality, and reduce your risk of a mid-season breakdown—and most importantly, it will keep your home cool with less energy.
  • Turn on your bathroom fans. When you shower, remember to turn on your bathroom fans to draw the heat and humidity out of the room.
  • Grill or cook outdoors. Cooking in your kitchen oven can really heat up your home, making your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. Instead, opt to cook your family dinners outdoors on a propane grill.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Switching from a manual to a programmable thermostat can help you save on your energy bills. All you need to do is set the indoor temperature higher for times when you’re not home or at night when it cools down to conserve energy.
  • Don’t forget about the benefits of window treatments. Not only do they look good, but on sunny days you can keep window treatments open, letting natural sunlight brighten your home instead of using electricity. On hot days, close your window treatments to show them off and to block heat radiating from the sun. This will keep rooms at a cooler temperature and keep your A/C running less often.
  • Use a ceiling fan. Using a ceiling fan along with your air conditioner lets you raise your thermostat’s setting by 4°F without reducing your comfort. Just don’t forget to turn off your fan when leaving the room.

For more energy-saving tips and to schedule your annual tune-up, contact the professionals at Ken Duval. We’d love to talk to you.