Summertime is here, and, like most Arkansans, you’re looking forward to fun in the sun, and perhaps a big family vacation. On the other hand, one of the things that you’re not looking forward to is opening up your electric bill. We wouldn’t dream of trying to go through the summer without running our air conditioning, but the cost of staying comfortable during the summer months can definitely get out of hand quickly!
The good news is that there are several inexpensive ways to improve your household energy efficiency, and our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling are a phone call away if you’d like to schedule a free in-home consultation. In the meantime, here are a few easy things that you can do to save money right away:
Draw your drapes and blinds
Even though it’s nice to get some sunlight in your home, closing your curtains and blinds (particularly on windows that face east and west) can keep your home a lot cooler, especially during the late afternoon when the sun does its worst!
Use your ceiling fans
Ceiling fans and stand fans don’t provide any direct cooling, but they can do a very good job of circulating cool air around your home. Be sure that the switch on your fan is in the down position, and that your fans are spinning in a counterclockwise direction during the spring and summer months.
Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save money by adjusting the household temperature when you’re asleep or at work. A basic digital thermostat is a very inexpensive upgrade, but there are also higher tech thermostats available that can be remotely adjusted from a smart phone app! If we experience unseasonably hot or cold temperatures, your home will always be at the temperature that you want when you get home!
There’s no escaping the reality that our energy bills are the highest during the summertime, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t several easy ways to stay comfortable for less. Our team at DASH has been keeping central Arkansas comfortable since 1939, and we always offer our clients a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment, click here, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274.