Summertime unfortunately means higher utility bills for most homeowners. It is expensive to keep indoor temperatures at comfortable levels when outdoor temps peak, but with these tips you can adjust areas in your home for maximum energy efficiency and maximum savings.
Don’t neglect your HVAC – Now is the time for AC maintenance. By having a professional tune up your system, not only will it operate more efficiently, but any issues that would compound and turn into a big problem costing more money can be caught when they are minor. For maintenance and air conditioner repair, Hill Country Village homeowners trust the experts at Aramendia.
Seal you home’s envelope – The home’s outer walls, roof, windows, and doors make up the envelope, and when the envelope isn’t properly sealed, energy efficiency is compromised. Add a layer of insulation or radiant barrier to walls and the attic, and add weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows. Don’t forget about air ducts! Sealing leaks in your ductwork can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 20 percent.
Cook outdoors – Take advantage of your grill and cook outside as much as possible! Grilling or using the barbeque is a much more energy efficient way to cook, rather than using the stove or oven, which will heat up your kitchen and make your air conditioner work harder.