Summers in Florida can get extremely hot and humid, which means that Floridians everywhere are blasting their AC units to try to stay cool. Unfortunately, this also means that your electricity bill will skyrocket. Here are some tips to prevent that:
Check Your Insulation
Insulation plays a significant role in keeping your home cool. Check the R-value of your home’s insulation. R-value is used to measure how well insulation resists heat transfer, so the higher the R-value, the better. The less heat that can seep into your house, the more efficiently your air conditioning will work.
Fill in Any Cracks
Make sure there are no cracks or holes in the weather-stripping or caulk around your windows to ensure that your cool air isn’t leaking out of your home. The windows in your home can be a big contributor to energy waste.
Don’t Waste Your AC
Your AC does not have to be on at all times. If you are not going to be home, turn off your AC to prevent energy waste. If you have an efficient system, it won’t take long for your home to cool down again.
Get an HVAC Tune-Up
One of the best ways to save energy in the summer is to ensure that your HVAC system is operating at maximum efficiency. Sun Air Services offers a tune-up service for just $30. This service can save you money in the long run, because our technicians can catch small issues before they become expensive problems. Contact us today at (813) 295-2214 to schedule your Brandon HVAC repair or tune-up.