Even during summer nights, cooling your Ohio home without air conditioning is practically impossible. If your home doesn’t have air conditioning, you can have a system installed for less than you may expect.
Air conditioning does more than keep you comfortable; staying cool is healthier, particularly for elderly people. Many disease-causing bacteria thrive in hot, humid environments. Click here to learn more about indoor air quality.
The Cost of Comfort
Unfortunately, air conditioning is expensive. Cooling your Ohio home probably uses more electricity than all of your other appliances. Is there any way to stay cool at home without breaking the bank? Keep reading for some tips and tricks that may help.
Tips and Tricks to Minimize Air Conditioning Costs
There’s no substitute for a properly functioning air conditioning unit, but there are steps you can take to reduce the burden on the unit and your wallet.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat lets you control your air conditioning even when you’re not at home. Years ago, it seemed like you needed a degree in electrical engineering to install and program a thermostat, but many of today’s models can be installed in a few minutes. Some of them even set themselves based on your schedule, the weather and your desired temperature. If you install a programmable thermostat you may even qualify for a rebate.
- Use a Whole-House Fan
A whole-house fan lets you take advantage of cooler temperatures in the early morning hours. You can use the fan when it’s cool outside to pull the cool air inside. Before the temperature goes up, close the windows and your house can stay cool for hours.
- Seal up the Cracks
Poor insulation makes you waste energy. Replacing faulty weather stripping helps you keep the cool air inside where it belongs.
Cooling your Ohio home doesn’t have to put you in the poor house. Schedule an appointment with P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling and we’ll help you take advantage of these tips. By contacting us today, you could start saving energy and money tomorrow.