The summers are so hot in Las Vegas. We are all tempted to blast the A/C in our homes. However, the price can skyrocket. If you follow these tips, your energy bill won’t be so scary this summer.
Set the thermostat as high as you find comfortable. This should be around 78 degrees. It should only be set that low when you are home. You need to remember to raise the temperature every time you leave the house. Set the thermostat to 85 degrees when you are not home. This is cool enough for your pets to endure and won’t escalate your bills too dramatically.
Your central air conditioner should be checked and cleaned on a monthly basis. If it is working efficiently and properly cleaned, it won’t be running harder than it should be.
It is important that you minimize the heat in your home. This will prevent you from turning up the air conditioning in Las Vegas. You can minimize heat by using the microwave instead of the oven. When you use the oven, the heat tends to linger for a while and encompasses the entire room. Also, only use your dryer or dishwasher at night. These also produce a lot of heat. It is best to run them during the coolest parts of the day.
If you are not using electronics or appliances, unplug them. There is no need to keep them plugged in if you are not using them. Even if an electronic is turned off, it still uses some energy when it is plugged in. It can seem like a small save but it will add up in the long run. Always remember to turn off your lights. Every little bit of money that can be saved during the summer should be. Energy bills in the winter don’t break the bank, so it doesn’t matter if you forget to turn off your lights then. During the summer, bills can get very high. Take every precaution to bring it down.
Constantly keep your blinds closed when the sun is out. This will prevent your house from getting any hotter than it needs to. Even through the window, the sun can raise the temperature of your home.
Las Vegas has a few relief days in the summer. During the summer storms, it can still be hot out but you don’t need to keep the air conditioner so low. On these days of relief, keep the thermostat around 85 degrees and simply use fans. Surprisingly, they work very well.
Don’t spend so much time inside your house. Yes, it can seem scary to go into the hot sun. Every public place uses air conditioner. The best part is that you don’t have to pay for it. Wander around malls or hang out in a bookstore. You can relax in the comfort of air conditioning without breaking the bank.
JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning can ensure that your air conditioner is properly working. They can visit your home once a month to keep you A/C working efficiently. For more information about maintaining your air conditioner, contact 702.227.5622.