Sweltering heat and cranking up the AC seem to go hand in hand, but they don’t have to. Here’s a tip Carson City residents must remember: there is a way to beat the heat and save energy… and lower the electricity bill! The Happy Outlet would like to help you score BIG with these energy-saving tips for the summer!
Air Conditioner Efficiency
One of our blog posts talks about the efficiency of programmable thermostats. These will automatically adjust the temperature of your home while you’re away! Make sure your air filter stays clean in order to ensure the air conditioner’s maximum efficiency.
Proper Attic Insulation
Don’t forget the attic when it comes to saving energy for the summer. To keep heat from escaping through the ceiling to living spaces, check the insulation levels in your attic. This website provides all the information needed to check your insulation levels according to the area.
Windows – Blocking the Heat
Closing curtains and blinds will help keep temperatures cool inside, while shrubbery outside of windows can help keep heat out. Using a window covering is a resourceful way to block the heat from entering your house by up to 50%!
Lighting – Energy-Saving Tips for the Summer
Switching to LED lights with the installation services we provide helps save energy tremendously. Other methods of saving energy with lights can be found in the following materials:
- Outdoor solar lights
- Security solar light systems
- Solar lights for the pool
Save Energy with Appliances
Running the dishwasher at night will keep the heat out, especially if you air-dry the dishes to prevent added heat. Ditch the dryer by drying clothes on a rack or clothesline to save energy and minimize heat in the house.
Save energy and make your home up to 10 degrees cooler with a ceiling fan. We have installation services available to upgrade or repair your ceiling fan so you can save energy!
To reduce the temperature in your house, opt away from using ovens. Grill out and invite your friends over to keep the heat out of the kitchen! You know what they say: “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!”
Pool Energy Savers
Similar to air filters, pool filters need to be cleaned out as well. Make sure the right size pump is being used in accordance with the size of your pool. An energy-efficient water pump aids the water circulation to save more energy for the summer.
Follow our energy-saving tips this summer to use less energy and keep those costs down! Don’t hesitate to check out The Happy Outlet for ceiling fan and light bulb installation services – or call us at: 775-841-9473. We are happy to provide expert service to the Northern Nevada residents.