4 Tips for Saving Energy in Long Island This Summer

Spring is nice for a couple reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open windows for crisp air and your power bill is generally at its cheapest. That’s because you’re not turning on your heater or cooling.

But as mercury begins to climb, so do your energy costs. Here are some ideas for saving energy in Long Island and keeping costs lower.

1. Call for Annual AC Maintenance

Giving your air conditioning system a seasonal maintenance appointment can help it operate more efficiently and cut down costs. Changing out your air filter will help keep power costs low.

If your air conditioning equipment has experienced better days, spring is an excellent time to replace it. The energy-saving features in newer cooling systems is a big benefit for keeping your energy charges down.

2. Start with Your Thermostat

There’s a straightforward way you can save up to 10% on home comfort costs. Just turn your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours a day.

Figuring out how to efficiently work your thermostat is the smartest way to lower energy charges in the summer.

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re in the house. Consider it this way, the lower the difference between exterior temperatures and interior temperatures, the lower your energy bill will be.
  • When you’re not at home, set the thermostat to a significantly higher temperature or switch it off. It doesn’t make sense to cool an empty house.

3. Try Other Ways to Cool Your Home

You can try several other approaches to help keep your house comfortable:

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan spin counterclockwise when it’s warm out, which forces cool air upward. This distributes cool air more uniformly when you’re in the room.
  • Keep blinds closed—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it comes through windows. Keep your residence more comfortable by closing blinds and curtains when you’re not staying in sunny areas.

4. Consider Buying a Smart Thermostat

You’re out and about and immediately realize you failed to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the full day!

Smart thermostats figure out your schedule and move the temp when you’re not around to help you save energy and money. You can also change the thermostat from anywhere with your phone.

These pro ideas will all help keep summer energy charges low. If you figure out it’s time to modernize your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the right solution for your house. And as usual, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.*

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