The temperatures are going to start to grow quickly in the Salt Lake County and Utah County areas in the next couple of months. There are several ways to save money on cooling expenses throughout the summer months for your home and your garage.
Utah garage door repair professionals can help assist you with the recommendations for keeping your garage cool, while other experts can execute specific cooling projects for your home.
Tip 1: Raise the temperature on your thermostat. You should raise the temperature on your thermostat to at least 80 degrees. Keeping your house 5 degrees warmer than usual can save you up to 8% on your electricity bill.
Tip 2: Install a Ceiling Fan in your Home: A ceiling fan can help cool air to properly move through the home. Be sure that your fan is spinning the right direction to move air down instead of upwards for the best cooling effect.
Tip 3: Close your heat registers in rooms that you do not use often. If you have central air this will save you a bundle. Also, close the doors to those areas to keep warm air out of other highly used areas.
Tip 4: Add ventilation fans to the garage. This will help your garage to stay cooler than the outside temperature, instead of hotter. Hot temperatures in garages can destroy food and other stored items.
Tip 5: Clean your AC filter yearly. This will help to save energy costs if a filter is not working efficiently.
There are, of course, many more solutions to save money on cooling. These are just a few that we find to work well and not take much effort. Do you have other tips? Let us know!