Springtime is on its way to Indianapolis. That means longer days and warmer weather. But just because the temperatures are rising, doesn’t mean your energy bills have to rise too. Below are some easy ways to save energy and money this spring so you can stay cool without hurting your wallet!
To help cool down your house without cranking up the AC, you can open your windows. This will create a cross breeze in your home, allowing you to naturally cool your house. This tip works best on mild days when it’s not too humid out. It’s a perfect idea for a warm April day in Indianapolis!
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are another great way to circulate air and cool down your house without turning down your thermostat. Using ceiling fans has been shown to cool your house down by four degrees, which can really take the pressure off your AC unit and your wallet. If your house doesn’t have ceiling fans, try using floor or box fans in your windows for the same cooling effect.
Bring in Sunlight
Springtime means longer days with more sunlight. Utilizing this natural resource by pulling back your curtains and opening your blinds, can have a major effect on your energy bills. Most people don’t realize how even small things such as lightbulbs and lamps can add up when it comes to lighting your house. Skylights, windows, and screen doors are all a great way to let the natural light into your home so you can save energy this spring.
Consider a Ductless Mini-Split System
A ductless mini-split operates like a smaller version of a typical central air conditioner. A condenser unit outside holds the compressor and condenser coil, and it is connected to one or more indoor air handler units, which contain the evaporator, air filter, and a fan to distribute the air. In the summer, the evaporator uses a refrigerant to absorb heat from inside your home, then release it outside at the condenser. Utilizing no air ducts and only a small conduit connecting the interior and exterior portions, a ductless HVAC is energy efficient and can help you reduce your cooling costs.
Service Your Air Conditioner
Your Air Conditioner is one of the biggest energy users during the warmer months. Making sure it is running as efficiently as possible is the best way you can save energy and money this spring. At Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we recommend routinely replacing or cleaning your air filters, which alone can reduce your energy consumption by up to fifteen percent. We also recommend scheduling regular maintenance checkups, especially at the beginning of the warm season, to ensure that everything is working as it should.