Now that the weather is heating up, many people are closing their windows and turning on their trusted air conditioner. While it’s definitely preferable to keep the windows open and the cooling costs low, you may not have a choice when the temperature outside becomes too warm. In today’s post, we will give you a few tips on how to keep you cool this summer without the expensive cooling costs.

One of the best ways to lower your cooling costs is to make sure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible. Luckily, if you live in New Jersey, our team of experts has your back. We have four sister companies that proudly serve residents all over New Jersey. Whether you’re looking for regular maintenance, an HVAC installation, or something in between, you can count on our expert HVAC contractors to get the job done. Check us out online to learn more, or give us a call today!

Use Fans

This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but using multiple fans throughout the house can help to keep you cool. Fans don’t necessarily cool down the room, but by using a rotating fan or a ceiling fan, the air movement they create will help the room you are in feel more comfortable. When you’re sitting in a room with stagnant air, it can feel up to seven degrees hotter than a room with air flow. Turn on your ceiling fans if you have them, or invest in a few small rotating fans that you can place throughout your home, just don’t forget to turn them off when nobody is home, otherwise, you may lower your cooling costs, but you’ll have a higher electric bill.

Cook Outside

Everyone has to eat, but your stove and other kitchen appliances may be some of the biggest contributors to the heat in your home. If you do a lot of cooking, then you’ve probably noticed that your kitchen produces a lot of heat, and that’s the last thing you want when you’re trying to save on cooling costs. Instead of either enduring the heat or cranking up the AC, try cooking outside. Saving on cooling costs is the perfect excuse to fire up the grill and enjoy some chicken, ribs, or a classic hot dog or hamburger. Another option is to make cold foods that don’t require you to use the stove or the oven. A nice cold salad, BLTs, or a cold summer soup are all great options.

Create Shade

Natural light is a great way to save on electricity during the day, but the sun streaming through your windows adds to the heat within your house. One way you can combat a hot house is to close the shades on your windows during the day. This will cut down on natural light, but it will also help to keep your home a few degrees cooler. Closing the blinds during the day is a great option if you are gone most of the day. This way, you won’t have to go about your daily tasks in a dark home and when you return after a long day of work, your house will be noticeably cooler.

Adjust Your Thermostat

If you’re someone who can’t go without air conditioning when the weather gets hot, then a good way to lower your cooling costs is to adjust your air conditioning temperature. While you’re at home, set the temperature where you feel comfortable, and then raise the temperature when you leave the house. It doesn’t make sense to cool a home when nobody is there to enjoy it. Raising the temperature allows you to save money because your air conditioning unit won’t be working as hard to cool the house down. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat that allows you to set certain times for the temperature to change. All you have to do is set the times when you won’t be home, and your thermostat will do the rest!

Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

As we mentioned above, one of the easiest ways that you can save money on your cooling costs is to schedule routine maintenance for your air conditioning unit. Hiring a professional to perform routine maintenance and checkups on your system allows you the peace of mind knowing that your system is functioning efficiently. A professional will also be able to tell you when it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system, saving you money down the line.

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