Summer electric bills can be more uncomfortable than a heatwave, especially if you’re on a budget. Jon Wayne Heating & Air understands customers want to manage their energy usage without compromising their comfort. That’s why we’ve gathered these helpful tips to help you save electricity and gas during the hottest months.
Stay in the Shade
Window blinds can really make a difference when it comes to energy costs. Heat from sunlight builds up, and can significantly raise the temperature of a room. Close your blinds when the room receives direct sunlight, or install outdoor window screens to cut down on the strength of light entering your home.
Invest in Your Cooling System
Climate control equipment like your A/C can make a big impact on your total energy use. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to increase your equipment’s efficiency and potentially lower your bills. Make sure to:
- Look for an ENERGY STAR label when purchasing new equipment
- Install a programmable thermostat if possible
- Change your A/C filters on a regular basis
ENERGY STAR products are designed to run on less power, and can reduce your usage by as much as 30 percent. Programmable thermostats give you more control over when your A/C unit runs, allowing you to set the system to run only when you’re home. Changing your filters increases the effectiveness of your climate control equipment and can lower the amount of energy needed to keep your home cool.
Fix Insulation Leaks
One of top ways to increase home efficiency to is eliminate leaks that bring in hot air and let cold air escape. Having your insolation in prime condition is key to maintaining the indoor climate, and can also protect your house from developing mold, rot and indoor air pollution.
Find Help With Jon Wayne
If you’re in need of a cooling system, Jon Wayne Heating & Cooling offers a variety of models as well as installation services. Call (417) 831-9500 or visit online to learn more.