4 Tips for Saving Energy in Hilton Head Island This Summer 

Spring is nice for many reasons: flowers start to bloom, you can open windows for fresh air and your energy bill is generally at its lowest. That’s because you’re not using your furnace or air conditioner. 

But as temps begin to increase, so do your energy costs. Here are a couple of tips for saving energy in Hilton Head Island and keeping costs down. 

1. Schedule Seasonal AC Maintenance 

Giving your AC system an annual tune-up can help it run more efficiently and scale down costs. Replacing your air filter will help keep energy costs down. 

If your cooling equipment has experienced better days, spring is a great time to upgrade it. The energy-saving features in updated AC systems is a definite benefit for keeping your utility charges down. 

2. Turn Down Your Thermostat 

There’s an easy way you can save up to 10% on heating and cooling bills. Just turn your thermostat back 7–10 degrees for 8 hours each day. 

Learning how to effectively schedule your thermostat is the best way to reduce energy costs in the summer. 

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible when you’re at home. Think of it this way, the lower the difference between outdoor temperatures and indoor temperatures, the lower your cooling cost will be. 
  • When you’re away, set the thermostat to a much higher temperature or turn it off. There’s no reason to cool an empty house. 

3. Experiment with Other Methods to Cool Your Home

You can do a few other methods to help keep your house cool: 

  • Use a ceiling fan—By using a ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat setting an average of 4 degrees with no decrease in comfort. Have your fan turn counterclockwise in the summer, which forces cool air upward. This disperses cool air more evenly when you’re in the room. 
  • Keep blinds shut—Sunlight quickly converts to heat as it passes through windows. Keep your house cooler by drawing blinds and curtains when you’re not sitting in sunny rooms. 

4. Consider Installing a Smart Thermostat

You’ve left home and abruptly realize you forgot to turn up the thermostat. Then you think about it the whole day! 

Smart thermostats learn your schedule and adjust the temp when you’re gone to help you save money. You can also change the thermostat from anywhere with your phone. 

These expert tips will all help keep summer energy costs down. If you decide it’s time to upgrade your thermostat or need AC installation online. We’ll help you find the correct product for your home. And as always, all our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.* 

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