With the summer temperatures reaching all time highs this year, you may already be dreading your next electricity bill. Other than turning off your air conditioning and suffering through this heat wave, you may not think there’s anything else you can do. Luckily for homeowners, there are a few energy efficient options to cool down your house while saving you money. 

Close The Curtains

When the sun is blazing into your living room heating up the place, close the curtains or blinds for an instant cool down. You may not realize how much of a difference it makes until you try it . It will also help reduce the amount of time your air conditioning system is running.

Turn On The Fans

Both ceiling and box fans help circulate cool air throughout your home.

Shut Off Unnecessary Lights

When it comes to electricity, Americans tend to not be as vigilant as people in many other countries about shutting off lights. We wander from room to room in our homes, leaving a trail of lights blazing behind us. By training yourself and your family members to stop wasting electricity by turning off such energy guzzlers as lights, TVs and radios when you’re done with them, you may just save yourself a few bucks.

Cook Outside

Get creative with your meals and cooking areas. Try plugging in your Crockpot and cooking your meal out in the garage, rather than heating up your kitchen with the oven. Outdoor grilling is another viable option.

Shade Your Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioners work more efficiently when trees or shrubs shade them. But be careful that they’re not close enough to the unit that they’re interfering with air flow, or you’ll be needing the services of an air conditioning repair specialist sooner than you think. If you don’t currently have a shaded backyard, why not make this a summer activity? Plant deciduous trees on the west and south sides of your house: they’ll provide shade for your home during the hottest times of the day. You may not realize that by using these simple tips, keeping up with summer air conditioning maintenance, and raising your thermostat a degree or two you will save money on the cooling portion of your energy bill. You can also save money by installing the most efficient air conditioning unit possible. Allied Services, Inc. provides top of the line air conditioning services to Dayton homeowners by installing the energy Carrier or Lennox heating and air conditioning systems. If you have tried everything but you are still wasting money on air conditioning, your system may be the problem. Allied Services, Inc. offers air conditioning installation or air conditioning repairs that can help your unit function more proficiently, saving you money.