While many areas around the country are seeing a decrease in temperature these days, Vegas is still in what feels like summer months. It will still be a while before we turn off our AC systems for the winter. There are many of us that are getting weary of spending the money it takes to keep our homes cool when it’s so hot outside. One of the best ways to reduce your energy bill is to keep your home a couple degrees warmer during the day. Actually, they say that the sweet spot is 78 degrees during the day. If that seems like it’s just too hot, Hal Mechanical is here to share some tips to help you reduce the amount of heat in your home using other methods.
Do Ceiling Fans Help Cool a Room?
If you don’t have ceiling fans in your home, you need to go to the store right now and get some. They are lifesavers when you are trying to keep your thermostat set a bit higher than you are used to. When you have your ceiling fan going, it can make the room feel several degrees cooler than it actually is just by having the air move around.
How Much Difference Does Insulation Make?
If your home is under-insulated, it can cause issues with heat. It can make a big difference in not only the summer months but keeping the heat in during the winter as well. You should add insulation to areas like your attic and sealing cracks around large windows as well to see a big difference in your utility bill as well as the heat in your home.
Cook Outside in Hot Weather
For those of you that have a grill or smoker that they can use to cook meals outside, the summer is definitely the time to take advantage. You can significantly reduce the heat in your home by avoiding the oven at all costs. Take every chance you get to cook outside rather than in.
Heat Blocking Window Treatments
While bright, natural light is lovely in your home, you should have window coverings on all your windows so that you can close them when you aren’t at home. Keeping this sunlight out of your home will keep your home significantly cooler throughout the day. If you aren’t using a room, close the window coverings to keep it cooler.
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If you have an older AC unit, you are probably spending more than you need to in order to keep your home cool. As they age, they get less and less efficient. This will end up costing you money in the long haul. If you have an older unit and are thinking it may be time to replace it, you can call on the experts at Hal Mechanical to help you choose the right system or your home and handle all the installation needs. We will make sure the job is done right so you have a cooling system you can count on. Call us today!