Saving energy while enjoying your air conditioning system
There’s still a full month until fall and the summer’s heat is not letting up! With higher temperatures comes, of course, higher electricity bills. Did you know that your heating and air conditioning equipment actually comprises most of your utility costs? That’s why we always preach investing in the most efficient air conditioning you can afford.
While you can’t necessarily avoid a spike in electricity spending when temperatures are higher, there are some indoor activities you can do that won’t raise your bills. But, they can still keep you entertained on those hot days.
- Read. Flip open a book instead of flipping on the television.
- Experiment with the crock pot. Let those yummy smells perfume your home all day. Crock pots use less energy than a stove AND don’t heat up your home.
- Break out Risk or Monopoly. Instead of overworking that PlayStation or X-Box, play with a deck of cards or break out a board game.
- Coloring books. Sometimes something simple, like a coloring book, can be a great change from apps and TV programs. It’s a great activity for the kids.
And that’s just the surface. There are so many things you can do indoors to help beat the heat and save energy. You can also make your air conditioner’s job easier and lower utility bills by spending some time outdoors. If you add fans and shade a spot outdoors, you can create an extra living space.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a hot day?