3 Tips to Avoid Cranking the AC

Temperatures outside are rising, but that does not mean you have to crank your home’s AC quite yet! Getzschman Heating & Cooling wants to help you keep your Omaha area home’s energy bills low with a few cooling techniques. Check out our list of three tips to avoid cranking the AC this year.

Fans Make Rooms Feel Cooler, So Your Thermostat Can Stay Put
Believe it or not fans do not actually make rooms cooler, they just make them feel that way. When people are hot, they sweat. Moving air creates a “wind chill effect” by accelerating the evaporation of perspiration on the skin. When the breeze of a fan circulates through a room, it makes people feel cooler so homeowners do not need to turn down the temperature on their thermostat to feel comfortable.  Ceiling fans are the best at moving air, but box fans or stands are also effective!
Keep Your Blinds Closed During the Day to Keep Temperatures Cool
Keeping your blinds closed throughout the day is a highly effective technique for lowering the temperature within your home. If you do not want to keep the blinds drawn all day, consider doing so during the hottest part of the day, 12-4 PM. When combining this technique with the others, you will be able to see the difference in your energy bills! On top of that, if your cooling system works less, you avoid expensive air conditioner repairs in your Omaha home. And that’s always a good thing.
Effective Insulation is Not Just for the Winter
When most people hear the word insulation, they associate this material with winter and keeping out cold drafts. However, just as cold air can creep through your home, warm air can do the same. To find drafts, walk around the exterior of your house with a candle. When it flickers around doors or windows, you can add a small like of caulk or weather stripping!
Take advantage of these tips while the weather is not sweltering and you will be seeing lower energy bills for your home in no time! For more information about air conditioning during this time of year, give Getzschman Heating & Cooling a call.