You can increase energy efficiency and stay cool this summer at the same time.
Want to increase your energy efficiency? Of course you do! Want to stay cool this summer? Yes, that's a given. But can you do both at the same time? You bet! Take a look at two hot tips you can use to make it happen:
Hot Tip #1: Reduce the Humidity in Your House
Humidity is a real bugger, but when you live in the south, you learn to live with it. However, you certainly don't have to live with it in your home. When the humidity levels are too high, your house will not only feel warmer, but your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool it down to a comfortable level. This compromises the comfort level for you and your family, and it's also going to increase your energy bills. A dehumidifier is a simple way to bring the relative humidity level down while bringing the cool factor and the energy efficiency up.
Hot Tip #2: Get Smart with Temperature Control
If you don't have a smart thermostat yet, this summer is the time to get one. There are so many benefits that go beyond just more effective temperature control. First of all, they offer a huge range of programming options so you can set the temperature in your home to fit your lifestyle and your schedule. This helps you keep your home as cool as you want it when you're there without using extra energy to keep it cool when you're not. Second, a smart thermostat allows you to track your energy use and adjust it accordingly, so you have more control over how much you spend on a monthly basis to cool your home.
Everyone wants to save money, but no one wants to sacrifice a comfortable home to do so. Talk to our pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today to find out more about how you can stay cool this summer without giving up on energy efficiency.