Summer has come to the Hudson Valley. That means you’ll now spend more time looking for ways to beat the heat and stay cool. On particularly scorching hot days, you want to know that your AC is up to the task of keeping you and your family cool. However, you also don’t want to break the bank with your energy bills. You want to find the balance between being comfortable and keeping your energy costs as low as possible.
Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to strike the balance between comfort and cost. You can do certain things minimize the strain on your AC. Firstly, it helps to make your home as energy efficient as possible. In a more energy efficient home, the AC doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the home as cool. Less work for your AC translates to lower costs for you. And if you use a thermostat, you’ll set a limit to how cool your AC works to keep your home. Picking the right temperature for comfort and cost is important.
For comfort and energy-efficient cooling, set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer when everyone is home and awake. You can raise the temperature to 85 degrees Fahrenheit at night or when the house will be empty.
It can be tempting to lower the thermostat to a colder than normal temperature when you turn on your air conditioner, but according to the United States Department of Energy (DOE), doing so doesn’t cool your home faster and could lead to excessive cooling and therefore additional (and unnecessary) energy expenses—which is precisely what you’re trying to avoid.
Here are some ways to stay comfortable and cool in your Hudson Valley home while keeping your cooling costs under control.
Looking for ways to minimize the work your AC needs to do gets even more important the hotter the weather gets. That’s because high temps can put a strain on your cooling system. And the hotter it gets the harder your AC has to work to keep you and your family cool.
Here are some of the ways soaring temps affect your AC:
Bottini Fuel has over 70 years of experience keeping our customers comfortable in their homes. Whether your central air conditioning system needs repairs, maintenance, or it’s time to replace it, you can trust us with the job. Our service plan helps prevent breakdowns and ensures that your central air conditioning system runs at peak efficiency. We provide professional, reliable, and speedy repairs. And we guarantee our installations.
Contact Bottini Fuel for all your AC needs in the Hudson Valley. We’ve got you covered.