During the heat of the summer everyone wants to keep their apartment cool without breaking the bank with high electric bills. Listed below are a few helpful tips to keep you cool and help reduce your electric bill this summer.
Don’t turn the AC off when you’re gone:
It takes longer for an air conditioner to cool an apartment when inside temperatures exceed 90 degrees. The air conditioner runs longer and harder to bring the temperature down to a comfortable setting; causing electric bills to spike.
Cover all windows with curtains and keep blinds closed:
Windows absorb heat from the sun quickly through the glass. Adding curtains and blinds help shade these high heat absorbing spaces in your apartment.
Prevent the return air vent from obstruction:
If the return air vent is blocked the air conditioner cannot cycle correctly; which causes it to run longer and not cool to its highest capacity.
Keep all air vents and doors open:
This promotes good air flow throughout the apartment and helps keep temperatures consistent in each room.
Avoid heat-generating activities:
Try not to use appliances or cook during the heat of the day. These appliances produce the most amount of heat: Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, and Dryer.