Summer is heating up in the MetroWest area, and homeowners want to be able to stay cool without breaking the bank with high utility bills. The experts at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can offer some tips to reduce energy costs while staying comfortable.
Install a New Thermostat
An easy way to save money on cooling costs is by installing a new smart thermostat. They can be programmed to lower the temperature when you’re home and increase it when you’re out of the house to save money.
Smart thermostats go beyond regular programmable thermostats because they can learn your schedule and even be set remotely using a smartphone app. Because they’re classified as energy-saving equipment, you can check with Mass Save to see if you’re eligible for a rebate to offset the cost of purchase.
Other Ways to Reduce Energy
Here are other simple ways to cut down on the cost of keeping cool:
- Set ceiling fan blades to rotate counterclockwise. This pushes cool air downward, creating a breeze and making the room feel several degrees cooler.
- Open inside doors to keep air flowing through the home.
- Don’t use the oven, dishwasher, dryer, or other heat-producing appliances until temperatures cool off after the sun goes down.
- Keep the sun’s heat out of the house by closing the blinds or thermal drapes, blackout curtains, or other window coverings.
Taking Care of Your AC
One of the most important ways to keep energy costs down is by keeping your air conditioner in top shape. Replace air filters as needed. Make sure you schedule an HVAC tune-up by a licensed expert at least twice a year.
Don’t let a MetroWest summer burn up your bank account with high energy bills. Schedule an air conditioning tune-up or get a new smart thermostat installed by calling Nicholson today at 508-893-4258 or by scheduling a service online. Nicholson proudly offers discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.