4 Tips for Saving Energy in Jacksonville This Summer 

Spring is enjoyable for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open windows for fresh air and your energy bill is normally at its lowest. That’s because you’re not using your furnace or air conditioner. 

But as temps begin to increase, so do your energy costs. Here are a couple of tips for saving energy in Jacksonville and keeping costs down. 

1. Schedule Seasonal AC Maintenance 

Giving your AC system an annual tune-up can help it run more efficiently and lower costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep energy costs down. 

If your HVAC equipment has seen better days, spring is a great time to update it. The energy-saving features in modern AC systems is a definite benefit for keeping your utility charges down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

There’s an easy way you can save up to 10% on heating and cooling bills. Just turn your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours each day. 

Learning how to efficiently schedule your thermostat is the best way to cut down on energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Think of it this way, the lower the difference between outdoor temperatures and indoor temperatures, the lower your cooling cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a much higher temperature or switch it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty house. 

3. Take Advantage of Other Methods to Cool Your Home

You can do a couple other methods to help keep your home cool: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise during the summer, which forces cool air upward. This distributes cool air more uniformly when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds drawn—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it passes through windows. Keep your home cooler by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not using sunny rooms. 

4. Consider Installing a Smart Thermostat

You’ve left home and suddenly realize you forgot to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the entire day! 

Smart thermostats figure out your routine and adjust the temp when you’re gone to help you save money. You can also change the thermostat from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert ideas will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you decide it’s time to modernize your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the right fit for your space. And like always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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