Ten Tips for Lowering Your AC Energy Bills with Clarks Mechanical

AC Energy Bills

Modern living is possible only with air conditioning (AC) but can also significantly increase energy costs. Our energy costs increase as the summertime temperature rises. This article will cover ten suggestions for reducing your AC energy bills.

  1. Use a Programmable Thermostat


    A programmable thermostat can reduce energy costs by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re not home. To save money on your energy bills, set your air conditioning system to shut off or reduce cooling when you are away.


  2. Use Smart Power Strips


    Your energy usage can be decreased quickly and affordably with smart power strips. They function by automatically shutting off electricity to electronics when not in use, lowering energy costs. Some smart power strips even include a smartphone app that you can use to remotely control your electronics, preventing them from using standby power when they aren’t in use.


  3. Insulate Your Home


    Insulating your home is a long-term fix that can significantly lower energy costs. Your home can stay cool by adding insulation to the attic, walls, and floors to keep out heat. You can also use weatherstripping around windows and doors to stop hot air from entering your home. Your AC system will work less hard as a result, which will save you money on energy costs. To determine how much insulation your home requires and to assist you in choosing the best insulation material, Clarks Mechanical can conduct an energy audit.


  4. Keep Your Air Filters Clean


    Dirty air filters can restrict your AC system’s airflow, decreasing performance and raising energy costs. If you have pets or live in an area with high pollution levels, you should change your air filters more frequently—at least every three months.


  5. Use Curtains or Blinds


    Closing curtains or blinds during the hottest part of the day can help block out the sun’s heat, reducing the workload on your AC system and lowering your energy bills.


  6. Schedule Regular Maintenance


    Setting up routine maintenance for your air conditioning system can ensure it runs effectively and lower energy costs. Regularly maintaining your system can be done by a qualified HVAC contractor like Clarks Mechanical, who can also clean the evaporator and condenser coils and check the refrigerant levels.

  7. Consider Upgrading Your AC System

    Consider replacing your AC system with a newer, more energy-efficient model if it is old or inefficient. Modern air conditioning systems use less energy and can help you save money on your energy costs over time. A professional HVAC contractor like Clarks Mechanical can help you choose the best AC system for your home and install it correctly. They can also help you take advantage of rebates and tax credits that may be available for upgrading to a more energy-efficient system.

    Consider using a fan-only mode on your AC system during more excellent parts of the day. This can help circulate cool air and reduce your energy bills. You can also use a dehumidifier to relieve the humidity in your home and make it feel more relaxed, reducing the workload on your AC system. Clarks Mechanical can help you choose the right fan and dehumidifier for your home and install them correctly.

  8. Avoid Using Heat-Generating Appliances

    The temperature in your home can rise if you use heat-generating appliances like ovens and dryers during the hottest time of the day. This makes your air conditioning system work harder and raises your energy costs.

  9. Plant Trees or Shrubs

    Planting trees or shrubs outside your home can provide shade, reducing the heat entering your home and lowering your energy bills.

  10. Choose a High-Efficiency AC Unit

    A high-efficiency air conditioner can significantly lower your energy costs. To ensure that your AC unit operates effectively and reduces energy costs, Clarks Mechanical can assist you in selecting the best AC unit for your home and properly installing it.

AC Energy Bills

Make Small Changes For Big Savings

Reducing AC energy bills is possible with the help of Clarks Mechanical and these tips. By using a programmable thermostat, or ceiling fans, keeping your AC unit and air filters clean, using curtains or blinds, using energy-efficient windows, sealing leaks, avoiding heat-generating appliances, planting trees or shrubs, choosing a high-efficiency AC unit, using smart power strips, insulating your home, using fans in conjunction with your AC system, scheduling regular maintenance, and considering upgrading your AC system, you can significantly reduce your energy bills and save money. 

Contact Clarks Mechanical today to learn more about our AC unit services and how we can help you reduce your energy bills while staying comfortable in your home.



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