One of the main complaints that we most often hear from our valued customers is the rising cost of running their air conditioner during the hot Sarasota summer. Where we work to get your AC running optimally in order to save you money in the long run with regular air conditioning maintenance and repair, there are several things that we encourage our customers to do that will cut down on your need of air conditioning reducing your monthly bill. Just a few tweaks and changes in and around your home will help cut your usage and reduce your monthly utility bills. Try the following tips:
- Add trees and plants that add shade to both the roof and sides of your home; especially on the South and West sides. The foliage will block a majority of the sun’s harsh rays and reduce the overall temperature of your home, which in turn allows you to run your air conditioner less even through the hottest part of the day.
- Block up to 70 percent of the sun’s heat by installing solar window screens to those windows that are blasted by the sun’s rays all day long. Films applied to your windows will provide the same results but don’t allow you to open your windows.
- Watch when and how much you use your appliances. Avoid using them altogether during peak hours and try to use your stove or oven later in the evening or use it as an excuse to forego a hot dinner altogether.
- Set your thermostat just a few degrees warmer than what you normally do. Just three degrees can help lower your utility bill by five to 15%.
After 20 years delivering the best in air conditioner service and repair in Sarasota, 7th Generation Air Conditioning and Heating is proud to have our neighbors and friends rely on us again and again for their air conditioning needs.