4 Tips for Saving Energy in Portland This Summer 

Spring is nice for more than a few reasons: flowers bloom, you can crack windows for crisp air and your power bill is generally at its lowest. That’s because you’re not utilizing your heater or air. 

But as temps begin to rise, so do your energy charges. Here are a couple of suggestions for saving energy in the U.S. and keeping costs down. 

1. Schedule Annual AC Maintenance 

Giving your cooling system an annual maintenance visit can help it operate more efficiently and cut down costs. Changing out your air filter will help keep energy expenses low. 

If your air conditioning equipment has had better days, spring is an excellent time to upgrade it. The energy-saving features in modern air conditioning systems is a definite advantage for keeping your utility charges down. 

2. Lower Your Thermostat 

There’s a simple way you can save up to 10% on home comfort expenses. Just set your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours a day. 

Learning how to effectively work your thermostat is the smartest way to lower energy charges in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Consider it this way, the lower the difference between exterior temperatures and interior temperatures, the cheaper your air conditioning cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a considerably higher temperature or shut it off. You shouldn’t have to cool an empty residence. 

3. Experiment with Other Ways to Cool Your Space

You can take advantage of a couple other approaches to help keep your house at the right temperature: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By running a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan move counterclockwise in the summer, which drives cool air upward. This moves cool air more equally when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds closed—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it comes through windows. Keep your house more comfortable by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not sitting in sunny spaces. 

4. Think About Using a Smart Thermostat

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

Smart thermostats pick up on your habits and adjust the temp when you’re out and about to help you save on your bills. You can also set the temp from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert ideas will all help keep summer energy costs less expensive. If you conclude it’s time to improve your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you select the correct solution for your house. And as usual, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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