Las Vegas business and homeowners are tasked with keeping their property cool on scorching hot days. Although the area’s average monthly single-family electric bill is $135, locals know that energy costs can drastically increase during the summer. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce your overall energy usage:
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Choosing the right temperature for your thermostat can save you up to 10 percent annually. Energy.gov recommends setting your thermostat at 78 degrees when you’re at home during the summer. When you leave, bump the temperature up to 85-88 degrees. Instead of constantly changing the temperature setting by hand, consider installing a programmable thermostat to ensure that the cost-saving fluctuations happen daily.
Get an AC Tune-Up
You’ll start seeing an increase in your energy bills when your air conditioner or HVAC unit needs a tune-up. Rather than allow this to eat up your budget, schedule a professional AC maintenance service call. A quick tune-up will help discover any necessary repairs and will also reduce your energy costs.
Weatherize Your House
When was the last time you thoroughly checked your home for air leaks? Tiny gaps and cracks may seem insignificant, but they’re actually a big source of energy loss. Weatherstripping will close air leaks around your windows and exterior doors. Other cracks and holes are easy to seal with caulk. You should also check for areas that need additional insulation. For example, improperly insulated attics cost a lot of money over time. Fixing this problem can notably reduce your energy expenses.
There are other methods for reducing energy costs such as hanging insulating curtains to block the sun, using ceiling fans and unplugging electronics that aren’t active. Are you looking for more tips related to your AC or HVAC unit? Call Aloha Air Conditioning at 702-623-0829 to learn more about our HVAC services.