If you’re like most homeowners, then you’re always looking for ways to save money on your monthly utility bill. We provided you with a few energy-efficiency tips in a previous post, so be sure to read that post if you’re interested in learning even more about how you can cut your cooling costs in the next few months. In today’s post, we’ll continue to explain how you can make your home more efficient this summer.
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More Efficiency Tips for Summer
Install New Insulation
If you’ve noticed that your home doesn’t stay cool despite your air conditioner running throughout the day, then you should contact our insulation contractors to schedule an energy assessment. We’ll be able to pinpoint any areas that are allowing air to escape from your home, and we’ll also develop a personalized plan that addresses areas of concern without going over your budget. View our service areas on this page and contact our office if you’re ready to get started!
Use Your Fans
Does your property have ceiling fans? If so, then be sure that you’re turning them on throughout the day to maximize airflow throughout your home. Numerous studies show that a ceiling fan can allow you to raise your thermostat by up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit without compromising your comfort, allowing you to greatly reduce your reliance on your air conditioner. However, keep in mind that ceiling fans do not cool rooms — they just make them more comfortable. Turn them off whenever you leave to avoid using energy unnecessarily.
Check Your Fireplace
Did you know that your fireplace can be a major source of energy loss during the summer? You probably stopped using your fireplace during spring, but you should double-check that you closed the flume. Your chimney is designed to create a draft that carries smoke and heat out of your home, but if the flume has been left open, then it might be allowing conditioned air to escape as well.
Minimize Indoor Heat
Whether you’re cooking on your stove or in the oven, heat-generating appliances will quickly raise your home’s temperature. Moreover, did you know that opening your oven to check on your food allows the internal temperature to drop by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit? Your oven consequently has to pull more energy in order to raise the temperature, and you end up footing the bill at the end of the month. Cooking outside is one of the best ways to keep your indoor temperature stable and your energy bills low, so be sure to take full advantage of grilling season!
Additionally, you’ll want to keep any heat-emitting appliances or gadgets away from your thermostat, as they can cause your thermostat to inaccurately gauge your home’s temperature. Televisions, lamps, and other electronics can all cause your thermostat to misread the temperature, so relocate your thermostat to an interior wall away from large devices if you haven’t already done so.
Get in Touch With Our Denver Insulation Contractors Today!
We hope that this two-part series will help you lower your cooling costs this summer. Keep an eye on our blog page, as we’re always adding helpful resources that will help you improve your property.
Are you ready to invest in an insulation installation that will save you money in the long run and increase your comfort? Contact Insulation Pros of Colorado today for a free, no-obligation assessment!