Who doesn’t love running their air conditioning all day long during
the summers in Orlando. What we don’t love about our Orlando heating
and cooling system is paying a high utility bill. If you’ve been
looking for a way to save energy and money at the same time, here are
some ideas on how to make that happen:
- Line the attic with insulation. Hot air can escape from the attic into
your home, making it harder to keep cool. Add a few inches of insulation
to combat infiltrating air.
- Seal air ducts and leaks. If there are leaks in the ductwork, cool air
will escape and not reach the living spaces. Sealing leaks will keep the
- Change out light bulbs. Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent
lamps (CFLs). CFLs generate less heat, which translates into energy savings.
- Use heat-generating appliances sparingly. Bake food, run the dishwasher
and dry clothes when it is cooler outside. The decreased daytime energy
usage will save from straining your AC.
- Shun the sun. Solar heat steals any energy savings you may have accumulated.
Awnings, curtains, shades and shutters effectively block the sun to keep
heat out of your home.
- Embrace the night. Take advantage of cooler nighttime air and open the
windows. Turn on a fan to draw in the cooler air as well. Close the windows
in the morning to trap the cool air.
- Turn on the fan. Whether you use a box fan, ceiling fan or desktop fan,
it will cool the air a few degrees.
- Turn up the thermostat. Set the thermostat at 78 degrees when you’re
home. If you plan on being away from home for a while, turn the thermostat
up to 82 degrees.
- Use a programmable thermostat. You can enter various settings on a programmable
thermostat so that the AC runs at a certain temperature at certain times
of the day.
For all of your Orlando heating and cooling needs year-round, contact
(855) 972-9943 – we’re always open.