After an unexpected second wind, it seems like winter is finally on its way out. And, with summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the best ways to keep your home cool and your electric bills low. Thankfully, the Department of Energy has put together a list of tips for homeowners that will protect their wallets and ensure they get the most out of their air conditioning. In this post, we’re going to look at five of these tips and discuss how the team at Metzger’s Heating & Cooling can help you have a cool, comfortable summer.

1. Check your thermostat

We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: when the temperature changes, always check your thermostat. To reduce your energy bills, try to set it to a temperature that is as close to the outdoor temperature as possible.

2. Don’t crank the AC

Cranking your air conditioning to a very low temperature when you first turn it on doesn’t actually help cool your home any faster, it just costs more money! The best thing to do is to dial in your desired temperature, set it and forget it.

3. Use an interior fan

Circulating cold air by using an interior fan will help to create a more even indoor temperature, resulting in less “adjustments” throughout the day as you move from room to room.

4. Keep your thermostat clear

Avoid placing appliances that give off heat near your thermostat, as they can interfere with its ability to read temperatures accurately.

5. Consider an upgrade

If you’re deeply concerned about energy efficiency, it might be time to consider upgrading your equipment. At Metzger’s Heating & Cooling, we offer a full line of Bryant air conditioners and back every sale with a 100% guarantee. If you’re unhappy, for any reason, will return to uninstall your new AC system for no charge. So, if you’re looking to stay cool this summer, contact us today to schedule a visit from the Metzger’s team!