When temperatures in Peachtree City, GA, and the surrounding areas start to rise, you have to find ways to stay cool without increasing your cooling costs. Read on for a few ways you can cost-effectively cool your home.

Use Your Ceiling Fan

Did you know that a ceiling fan can help cut down on utility costs? By setting the blades going in a counterclockwise direction, the warm air will be drawn up towards the ceiling, then recirculated evenly throughout the room.

You can often get your room to a comfortable temperature without even turning your air conditioner on just by the direction of the fan blades. If you do still need the AC while using your fan, the thermostat can be set at a higher temperature to get the comfort level you’re looking for.

Keep Windows Covered

One of the easiest ways to keep the cool in is to keep your blinds and curtains closed. The longer you wait after waking up to open blinds, the longer the cooler temperature in your home will last. Depending on the direction your windows face and the outside temperature, you might be able to go nearly all day without turning on your air conditioner.

Replace Your Old AC Unit

The new high-efficiency central air conditioners are built to conserve energy, and their efficiency will allow you to save on utility bills for many years to come. The addition of a smart thermostat has remote capabilities so you can even adjust your AC when you’re away from home so it will be the perfect temperature when you arrive.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can save on your air conditioning costs and the HVAC services we offer, call Scott Walker Heating and Air today. One of our technicians will go over our services and products with you.

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