July 15, 2021
Keeping your energy bills low in the summer can be tough when you have the air conditioner kicked on, and it’s working hard to keep you cool all hours of the day. With summer in full swing, you can only expect the days to get warmer and more humid. If you’re looking for ways to cut down on your home comfort costs, you’re in luck because we’re here to give you a few tips on how to save on energy for your NY or CT home this season.
Cut Costs This Season with These Easy Tips
1. Get a programmable thermostat.
This easy hack will give you more control over how often your A/C is running. When you’re away or sleeping, you don’t need your A/C to be running as often, so all you have to do is set your thermostat to be warmer during those times. Aim for eight hours a day in the warm zone. You’ll see a reduction in your energy bills.
2. Start grilling and meal prepping outside.
Using your oven and stove to prepare meals inside will raise your indoor temperature, forcing your A/C to work harder to keep up. Instead, opt to make your meals outside on your propane grill. After all, nothing says summer like having a cookout.
3. Revamp your home décor game.
Install window treatments if you don’t already have them. Letting the hot, blazing sun in will surely bump your indoor temperature up, so keep your curtains, shutters, or blinds closed during hot days to keep your rooms cool.
4. Prep your budget for winter.
With August right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting on a budget plan for your fall and winter heating. At Marshall, we offer a 10-month budget plan to help keep your heating bills low and predictable throughout the season. Our plan starts in August, so be sure to get in touch with us today to sign up.
5. Schedule your A/C tune-up.
It’s the middle of summer, and your air conditioner has been working hard. If you haven’t had annual maintenance yet, it’s time to schedule! When you get your yearly tune-up, you maximize energy efficiency and reduce the need for service calls down the road.
Your home comfort is our priority, and we want to help you make the most of your home comfort budget. When you’re ready to get on a budget plan, give us a call.