How to Save Energy With the Changing Weather

March 18, 2016

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During the spring, the unpredictable weather makes it difficult to control the temperature in your Mobile, Alabama, home. Luckily, with a little planning, you can save energy while keeping your home comfortable this spring.

Indoor Temperature Challenges

The fluctuating temperatures can make it challenging to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the day. Mornings may feel cool while the rest of the day to late evening can feel hot and miserable. In such conditions, you might find yourself frequently adjusting the settings on your thermostat. Unfortunately, this behavior can cause your utility bills to increase.

Managing Indoor Temperatures

You can reduce the frustration of coping with wide temperature swings with a few simple tasks.

Programmable Thermostats

It is very important that you pay attention to your local weather forecast. With a programmable thermostat, you can program the thermostat to gradually cool your home according to the expected outside temperatures. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat consider upgrading now to improve efficiency.

Tips and Tricks

Save on your utility bills this spring by finding ways to help cool your home without turning down the thermostat.

  • Keep blinds and windows closed or only slightly open to reduce the effect of the sun’s rays on your home.
  • Use fans to help circulate the cooler air.
  • Try to complete chores that generate heat (such as cooking) as early in the morning or late in the day as possible.
  • If nights are milder consider setting the thermostat higher to reduce the number of times the AC cycles on.


Consult Your HVAC Pro

The experts at Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. can provide more information about efficiently managing the indoor temperature. Preventive maintenance helps your HVAC system to perform as efficiently as possible. A poorly performing system only increases your utility bills. With preventive maintenance, you can also find any small issues before they turn into big ones. Your HVAC technician will provide timely repairs and make sure your system is in good working condition.

To schedule preventive maintenance or to learn about more ways to effectively cool your home and save energy, call Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610 to speak with a qualified professional today.