Save Energy This Summer with These Great Tips

Once the summer weather arrives, most people find they’re spending more time at home. With the kids on break and many people opting for staycations away from work, this can mean your home’s energy usage soars when summer rolls in.

Fortunately, you can do a few things to help keep your summer energy usage down, all while staying more comfortable in your home.

7 Energy-Saving Tips for Summer

Keep reading to discover seven energy-saving tips that can help you stay cool AND keep your energy budget manageable this summer!

  1. Maintain Your AC: Ensure your air conditioning system is serviced annually by a professional HVAC contractor for optimal performance.
  2. Block Out the Sun: Use curtains or blinds to prevent heat gain through your windows, especially during peak sunlight hours.
  3. Change Your Water Usage: Opt for cooler showers and avoid using hot water during peak heat times to reduce indoor humidity and temperature.
  4. Check Air Filters and Vents: Clean or replace your air filters regularly, and make sure vents are not obstructed to improve airflow and efficiency.
  5. Use Fans Wisely: Ceiling fans should be set to rotate counterclockwise to push cool air down. Remember to turn them off when leaving the room as they cool people, not spaces.
  6. Adjust the Thermostat: Set your thermostat to a comfortable level that minimizes the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures to save on cooling costs.
  7. Seal Windows and Doors: Check for leaks around doors and windows and seal any gaps with weather stripping or caulk to prevent warm air from entering and cool air from escaping.

Implementing these tips can save energy during the hot summer months, helping you stay cool and conserve energy!

Count on John Betlem to help with home energy efficiency.

When you choose John Betlem, you’ll get the full service you deserve for all your home comfort needs, including HVAC, electrical, and home performance. We provide complete services that include air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair, electrical maintenance, repair and upgrades, and water heater and insulation services. We’re ready to help you get your home ready for the warmer weather ahead. Give us a call at (585) 632-6792 and we’ll be happy to talk to you about the services we offer and schedule an appointment.