Save Energy in the Escondido Summer
When you first think of staying cool, air conditioning is probably the first thing that pops into your mind. But there are other methods that reduce that spendy energy cost. Energy-efficient windows and doors, insulation, daylighting, shading, and ventilation keep homes cool, while passing that energy bill savings onto you. Before making any large investment into air conditioning or any of these other cooling modalities, you may want to familiarize yourself with the principles of heating and cooling.
Actionable Cooling Tips
- Program your thermostat for the highest possible temperature in the summer. If you leave your home for a longer period of time, consider raising the thermostat’s set point.
- Clean or replace air conditioner filters as recommended, as often as monthly
- Time to replace an exhaust fan? Choose a high-efficiency model, often low noise. Turn off all exhaust fans within 20 minutes of cooking or bathing.
- Cover your windows during the daytime to reflect the sunlight during the summer.
- Select energy-efficient products when it comes time to replace your appliances.
Ask a local contractor or expert to compare different types, models, and designs to optimize energy usage. See the efficiency standards for minimum ratings information, and always look for ENERGY STAR standards when shopping for new products.