Are you planning on hosting a get-together anytime soon?
May is starting to wind down. June will be here before you know it. Chances are, the kids are already out of school, the pools are opening, and the warm weather has officially arrived. There is no time like the summer to have a gathering or throw a party.
However, summer also means higher electric bills due to greater air conditioning demand. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make sure that your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible, including things to keep in mind if you are having a get-together.
Stay either indoors or outdoors. Constantly opening and closing exterior doors can let in that hot air and make it harder for your air conditioner to get your home to the set temperature.
It’s better to bring things outdoors…provided it isn’t TOO hot of course. More people in your home can mean a greater cooling demand because of body heat. Consider creating a shaded outdoor living space for you and your guests.
Take advantage of the grill. The oven can contribute additional heat to your indoor environment. The weather is nicer than it usually is; consider investing in a grill to lessen the demand on your air conditioner.
Know when to host the event. Consider scheduling the event later in the evening so you can take advantage of cooler weather.
It’s nearing the end of spring, but there is still time to schedule preventative maintenance with your local HVAC contractor. Contractors are only going to get busier and busier as things heat up. Don’t delay for too long.
Do you do anything special during parties to save energy?