Welcome back to our continuing series on reducing your summer cooling costs. It's no secret that summer in North Carolina can be hot and sticky. As the temperature climbs, so does your cooling bill. In our previous post, we shared some easy ways for you to keep your cooling costs low and your home comfort high. Here are some more tips from the HVAC professionals at Choice Heating and Air Conditioning. If you need Wake Forest HVAC repair that you can trust, call Choice HVAC for a free estimate.
Open Your Windows at Night
Cross ventilation through your home can help dramatically reduce the amount of work your air conditioner needs to do during the day. At night when the air is cool, open the windows and allow the overheated air in your home to circulate out. Closing windows early in the morning and trapping the cool air inside can help significantly lower the workload on your air conditioner and reduce your energy spending.
Turn Off Your AC When You Don't Need It
A programmable thermostat is one of the best investments you can make for your home. Turning the temperature up when you go on vacation or when you leave the house for extended periods of time can add up to an 18% savings on your bill.
Change Your Roof Color
The color of your home's roof can impact the temperature inside your home significantly. Dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or higher in the summertime. Need to replace your roof? Opt for a roofing material that is reflective or made of a light color. These roofs can be up to 50 degrees cooler than those that are darker colors.
Seal Your Home
Cool air can easily escape your home through small cracks around doors and windows. Installing new weatherstripping and sealing these cracks can reduce your cooling costs by keeping the cold air in your home.
Add to Your Landscaping
Planting trees and shrubs near your home can block out sunlight and absorb heat. Consider shading the outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit to increase its efficiency by up to ten percent.
Reliable Wake Forest HVAC Repair
At Choice Heating and Air Conditioning, we know that homeowners are concerned with their energy costs year round. Our team of experienced HVAC professionals can help you evaluate your current system and learn about the options you have to save money on your heating and cooling needs.
We are proud to offer the latest in Energy Star rated technology with systems from a wide variety of today's top manufacturers. Let our Wake Forest HVAC repair team help you with your current system or replace an old or failing system. Set up your in home evaluation today!