If you have air conditioning, you’re probably enjoying it a lot these days. However, if you’re like most homeowners, you hate paying for the energy that your AC unit uses. Here are some ways to make the most out of the money you spend on cooling costs.
Choose a Venting Strategy
Depending on how your home is laid out and where your vents are, you may choose to close some of them at different times of day. You can cool the downstairs when you’re there, then cool the upstairs at night. You may also want to close vents that lead to bathrooms or laundry rooms where you don’t really need cold air.
Unblock Your Vents
Make sure the vents you want to use aren’t covered or blocked in any way. This can keep your cold air from circulating as designed. Remove furniture, drapes, baskets, and more to clear the way!
Use Fans Wisely
Both ceiling fans and portable fans can help you stay cooler. Fans are designed to cool people, not air. If you’re in a room with a fan, it can help you stay cooler by moving the air against your skin, but it won’t help you lower the temperature of the room. Turn on fans when you’re in a room, then turn them off when you leave. Make sure your fans are spinning the proper direction for summer!
Keep in mind, there is a significant difference between optimizing your AC’s effectiveness and dealing with a broken AC. If your air conditioning system simply isn’t working as you need it to, we’ll be here for you with Sarasota AC repair and AC replacement. If you need help getting the most out of your air conditioning this summer, call us at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air today!