Energy-Efficiency Tips for your Home this Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and that means warmer weather is on the way. As the temperatures begin to rise, many people will start relying on their air conditioners to stay cool. However, running an air conditioner all day long can put a strain on your home's energy usage, leading to an impact on the environment and your wallet. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to make your home more energy-efficient this Summer.
One fantastic way to save on money and energy is to use your thermostat wisely. During the hottest hours of the day, set your thermostat a few degrees higher than usual. In the summer, you should set your thermostat to 25 degrees Celsius. This may seem high, but it's actually the most energy-efficient setting. If your home is cooler than 25 degrees Celsius, you'll use more energy to cool it down. And if your home is warmer, you'll use more energy to cool yourself off. So by setting your thermostat to 25 degrees Celsius, you can save money and stay comfortable all summer long.
One way to keep your A/C running smoothly is to regularly replace the air filter. A dirty air filter can make your unit work harder, which not only wastes energy but can also lead to expensive repairs down the road. By contrast, a clean air filter ensures that your unit runs efficiently, saving you money on your energy bill. Additionally, replacing your air filter on a regular basis can help to improve indoor air quality. Replacing the dirty filter with a clean one can lower your A/C’s energy usage by up to 15%.
Summertime is the perfect time to invest in an energy-efficient dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers work by removing excess moisture from the air, and this can have a number of benefits. Look for a dehumidifier with an Energy Star label. These devices use 20% less energy than standard models, saving you money on your electric bill. And some models even come with features like automatic shut-off and laptop controls, making them even more convenient to use.
The hot weather means it's time to start thinking about how to keep your home cool and comfortable without blowing your budget. Air conditioning is one option, but it can be expensive to run. A more energy-efficient option is to use a fan. Fans use far less electricity than air conditioners, so they'll save you money on your energy bill. And because they circulate the air in your home, fans can make it feel cooler without actually lowering the temperature.
Between air conditioning costs and fans running around the clock, it's not uncommon for energy usage to spike during the warmest months of the year. But what if there was a way to stay cool without driving up your energy bill? URBINCO homes are designed to be highly energy-efficient, helping you to stay cool while also saving money. Our homes are built with Summer in mind, featuring advanced insulation and ventilation systems that help to keep the heat out. Check out our listings to find an energy-efficient home today.