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How to Control Energy Costs During the Hot Coachella Valley Summer

Save Money and Stay Cool with Earl’s Air Conditioning

Saving money in today’s economy is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but as temperatures rise it is difficult to cut back on cooling and still live comfortably. The HVAC professionals at Earl’s Air Conditioning can help make sure that your air conditioner is working at maximum efficiency while offering tips on cutting costs this summer.

Cut back on cooling costs, appliance energy usage, and make sure your HVAC system suits your needs this summer. Call on the team at Earl’s Air Conditioning in Coachella Valley to set an appointment to make sure your HVAC system is ready for summer.

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Cool Down While Saving Energy and Cash

One of the easiest ways to cut back on cooling costs during the summer is to minimize the difference between outdoor temperature and indoor temperature. As you acclimate to Coachella Valley heat, it can be easier to tolerate the heat and save money by adjusting your thermostat.

Change your cooling settings to between 78-80 when at home and increase that by 5-10 degrees when leaving the house. This adjustment can add up to 10% in savings on your energy bill. Use a programmable thermostat if your time away and at home is regular, so you don’t have to think about making adjustments when coming and going.

Use fans to increase air circulation, which may not lower the temperature at home but can make you feel cooler. Stale, unmoving air can feel much hotter than when air is circulating, despite a higher indoor temperature.

Use Your Doors and Window Wisely to Stay Cool

Take advantage of cool night air by opening windows at night and closing them each morning before temps begin to rise again for the day. You can also choose to use blackout shades or reflective material to keep the sun’s heat out of the house.

While at home during the day, keep your doors and windows closed and avoid going in and out to prevent loss of cooled air. To preserve cooler indoor temperatures, ensure that all of your doors and windows have working seals without cracks or holes for air passage.

Appliances and Your Energy Costs

Save on high energy usage rates by avoiding using larger appliances during peak hours. These appliances include your clothes washer/dryer and dishwasher, and even entertainment or gaming systems.

You can reduce your energy draw and keep indoor temperatures down by avoiding appliances that generate heat. Appliances and actions that generate heat in your home may include:

  • Cooking on the stove
  • Cooking or baking in the oven
  • Washing and drying laundry on high heat settings
  • Washing and drying dishes and pans using the dishwasher
  • Watching television or using energy-hungry entertainment systems

By reducing your energy consumption and refraining from using heat-generating appliances, you’ll conserve energy and keep your home cooler.

Water and Heat: Keep Cool and Save

Lower your temperature naturally by taking a cold shower. It will lower your body temperature, use less energy, and make less of an environmental impact. Cooling the body’s temperature can change how you feel for a significant time post-shower, helping to keep you from turning on the AC.

Your water heater can also help you save, by lowering the heat setting to lower than 120. The lower setting will still be more than adequate for showers and cleaning dishes, and it will save you cash and energy.

Efficient HVAC Systems and Your Summer Savings

One of the most important factors in staying cool and being energy conscious is your air conditioning system. Make sure that your HVAC unit is SEER rated, or is an energy-efficient model, to take advantage of the best possible energy usage.

You can also utilize ductless, mini-split air conditioning systems to maximize savings by “zoning” your cooled air. You can cool the rooms you are using and avoid wasted energy by choosing which units to run and which to let stand.

Call Earl’s Air Conditioning to Check Your HVAC Energy Efficiency Before Summer Hits

As long-standing Coachella Valley residents and HVAC professionals, the team at Earl’s Air Conditioning knows the importance of comfort at home and how staying cool fits that equation. Our team can work with you to update your existing HVAC system, perform pre-summer maintenance, or install a new energy-efficient system. You can save money and stay cool, and we are here to help.

Call the team at Earl’s AC in Coachella Valley to set an appointment and get your air conditioner ready for summer.

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