July 27, 2021
The days of summer are upon us, and your A/C is probably working double-time to keep you cool in your Massachusetts home. With August right around the corner, you can only expect warmer and more humid weather. If you have noticed an increase in your home comfort bills, you’re in for some luck. Helping you stay within your comfort budget and comfortable in your home are our priorities, so we have some summer energy-saving tips for you to help you cut costs this season.
Top 5 Energy-Saving Tips for Summer in MA:
1. Get your annual A/C tune-up.
An annual tune-up is exactly what you need if you want to see a decrease in your energy bills. When you annually service your air conditioner, you maximize cooling efficiency and reduce the need for service calls down the road. Our service plans are an excellent way to ensure you get your yearly tune-up.
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2. Install a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat will help you manage the times that your A/C operates, which will help you spend less on cooling when you don’t need it. All you have to do is program your thermostat to be warmer when you’re asleep or away. Aim for at least eight hours in the warm zone a day.
3. Check for air leaks.
Air leaks in the home let out cold air and let in hot air. This escape can cause a rise in your energy bills because it’s making your A/C work harder than it has to. Explore your home, and check around windows and doors for air leaks. If you find any, seal them with caulk or weather-stripping.
4. Get grilling.
Nothing says summer like throwing some burgers or dogs on your propane grill. Cooking inside will raise your indoor temperature, which will affect your cooling bills, so take your meal prep outside this season.
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5. Use window treatments to your benefit.
Revamp your home décor, and purchase some window treatments. When it’s hot outside, close your shutters, curtains, or blinds to keep the heat out. This will allow your A/C to run less frequently.
Make an Appointment with Surner Heat Today
At Surner Heat, we want to help you make the most of your summer and be comfortable doing it. When it’s time for an annual tune-up, contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!