Many homeowners throughout the US worry about energy usage at the beginning of summer when they start to rely on their air conditioners, but it’s also important to consider potential energy savings toward the end of summer. As the temperature cools, you should take a few simple steps to reduce your energy costs and make your properties more efficient.
During the later weeks of summer, most homes will cool significantly when the sun sets. Your home’s air conditioning shouldn’t be running too hard during the evening, so consider adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer during late summer nights. Doing this will prevent your system from overworking itself, and getting into this habit before the fall is a good idea. In some places, late summer and early fall nights can be very cold, and adjusting your thermostat will prevent excessive energy usage and keep your home more comfortable.
Temperatures can still be quite high during the late days of summer, but you shouldn’t have the AC on full blast every day. Open windows and consider arranging fans inside your home to channel the cool outside breeze through your interior spaces. The breeze not only cools the structure but also allows fresh air into the house.
Your home’s furnace, ventilation, and air conditioning system likely has a replaceable filter, and you should be in the habit of checking this filter at least once per month. Good-quality filters may last several months, but once the filter appears discolored or dusty, it’s time to replace it. If your filters are clogged with dirt and dust, they cannot filter the air passing through your HVAC system effectively and may force your system to work harder than it should.
Landlord Thermostats offers some of the best smart thermostats and limiting thermostats on the market. These devices can help you minimize your wasted energy while keeping your property cool. Contact us today to learn how a new thermostat could potentially save you money on your energy bills during the late summer.