As the mercury rises and things start to heat up, the wear and tear on your air conditioning unit may end up costing you a fortune this summer. Energy bills, replacement air filters, and possible repairs to your unit can rack up and still not fix the initial problem. However, there are three simple ways to save money on your energy bills and keep things cool indoors this summer:
1. Maintain Your Air Conditioner
Ensuring your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency could be the difference between clean, cool air coming through and a staggering energy bill. Replacing your air filter every month or so during heavy usage periods is essential, but also make sure the vents are clear and straightened and the motor is properly lubricated.
There’s nothing worse than cranking up the oven during a hot summer day. Investing in a Crock Pot or larger electric oven that you can set on your porch or deck will keep indoor temperatures down while still allowing you to have a hot meal. And there’s always the barbecue, too!
3. Invest in Energy-Efficient Windows
New windows are a big investment, but not one without substantial reward. Did you know that replacing your old windows with double or triple-pane energy efficient glass can save you up to 30% on your energy bills? That’s $600 a year for the average homeowner! Plus, you may be entitled to up to $200 in federal tax credits, so now may be the perfect time to invest in new windows before things start heating up this summer.
To learn more about energy-efficient ENERGY STAR-rated windows from Glass Doctor Seattle, give us a call or use the contact form and we’ll be in touch!