Have you ever met someone who doesn’t mind dropping a bunch of money on their heating and cooling bill for their Gainesville home? Neither have we, but we all have to do it. With summer right around the corner, it is about time to start up your air conditioner, but we have good news. The team at North Central Florida Air Conditioning has some ways you can save money on your cooling bill this summer.
Adjust Your Thermostat Temperature Accordingly
Chances are that you do not spend the majority of your day at home. You can save a lot of money on your air conditioning bill if you set your thermostat temperature a little higher during the day while you are at work. This will help save energy and you can always readjust the temperature when you get home so you are cool and comfortable. Try setting the temperature a little higher at night, as well.
Adjust According to the Humidity
Okay, we don’t mean crank that AC up when it gets humid. Given the high humidity levels in Florida, this tactic would not do much to help you save money. What we mean is that you should be adjusting your AC fan according to the humidity level. On days that are less humid, your AC fan should be on the highest level. On humid days, you should turn your AC fan down to a slower setting. According to Bankrate.com, the slower the air movement through your AC unit removes more moisture from the air, leaving you feeling cooler and more comfortable.
Avoid Using Your Oven
So, we know this may not be the most ideal solution. While summer is perfect for BBQ’s, we understand that you are going to use our stove during the summer. If you are going to cook on the stove or in the oven, try holding off until a little altar in the evening when it cools down. However, if you are going to use your stove or oven during the day, be sure to turn on your kitchen fan. This will help remove the heat from your home faster.