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August 18, 2017
This summer has already been a hot one, and there are will still be at least a few more weeks of lingering heat. It’s extremely likely that if you’re like most homeowners in the Lawton, OK area, you’ve noticed the spike in your electricity bills over the summer. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to lower your home’s air conditioning bills.
Long-Term Energy Saving Solutions
The best way to reduce your home’s electricity bills during the summer is with comprehensive HVAC and home performance measures.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
In order to make sure that your AC is doing a good job of keeping you cool while also keeping an on its efficiency, you need air conditioning maintenance. Having your unit tuned-up even at the tail-end of summer can make a difference in how much you’re paying to cool your home and also prevent unexpected last-minute breakdowns.
Air Seal & Add Insulation
If your home’s building envelope is leaky, air conditioned air is escaping to the outside, and without adequate insulation, all that outdoor heat is making its way in. To make the greatest impact on your air conditioning (and heating) bills, you should have your home air sealed and insulated. It’ll keep your house more comfortable year-round so you won’t have to rely on your HVAC systems as frequently, saving you money during every season.
DIY Solutions for Lower AC Bills
Although long-term solutions like air sealing and insulation, as well as AC maintenance, will make the biggest difference to your air conditioning bills, you’ll still be able to lower them with a few do-it-yourself techniques. To save even more on your electricity bill this summer:
Stay cooler by using a fan when you’re in a room. It’ll allow you to turn up the thermostat a bit and save some energy.
Program your thermostat
If you’re going to be away for a few days or even if you’re just leaving to go to work, make sure your thermostat is programmed with the right settings so that you save energy while you’re gone.
Close the curtains or blinds
Direct sunlight during the summer can quickly heat up your home. By closing any window treatments you have, you’ll avoid heating up your house and forcing your AC to try to keep up.
Reduce Your Bills with Help from Pippin Brothers
Pippin Brothers has the solutions you need to lower your bills during the summer, as well as the winter. Our team of specialists can help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient regardless of the season!