As a Florida homeowner, you know how crucial a high-performing  air conditioner is to your family’s comfort. However, you also know that running your unit year-round can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Here are some of Del-Air’s top tips for maximizing AC performance while keeping electricity costs down:

Run a Fan. Fans may not actually cool a room down, however, standing and ceiling fans create pleasant breezes that can make the air feel cooler to your skin. By using a fan in conjunction with your air conditioner, you can avoid running the air conditioner as hard, cutting overall energy costs. Just make sure you turn off the fan when you leave the house, as it won’t cool down the room in your absence!

Close the Blinds. Want an energy-free way of cooling your home? Consider closing the blinds to block out the sun’s light and heat. Unlike shades or curtains, window blinds let you control the amount of sunlight entering a room at a given time. Without a constant stream of heat entering the home, your AC won’t have to work as hard. For added effectiveness, consider purchasing a set of highly reflective blinds, which disperse the light without creating glare.

Plant a Tree. Planting a tree isn’t just good for the environment; it can also help you save money on your monthly electric bills! By placing leaf-shedding trees on the east and west sides of your home, you can block the sun in the summer months while allowing it to shine freely during the winter. This is a natural–and beautiful–way of cutting down on energy costs. You may also want to consider installing awnings over windows that receive greater-than-average sunlight

Schedule Your AC Service With Del-Air

As confident as we are in the quality of our air conditioners, we understand that homeowners don’t always want to run their units all day and night. While the above tricks won’t offer the level of cooling your air conditioner does, they can definitely help maximize AC performance and lower energy bills during the summer months. If your home still feels hot and stuffy, don’t hesitate to schedule an AC repair appointment. You can trust our technicians to keep you cool and comfortable year-round.

How else do you stay cool during the summer? Share this post and your tricks with us–we’d love to share them with our followers.

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