Are you struggling to keep energy costs down while keeping your home cool during the summer? Some of these ventilation tips could help with both of these problems!
Install a Smart Thermostat
The easiest way to make your HVAC unit more efficient, and to save money on your electricity bill, is to install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are efficient because they use motion sensors to detect when you enter or exit a room. In fact, these sensors will automatically turn off or turn on the AC according to your movements! These can save you big time; for instance, the US Department of Energy says an efficient thermostat could save you as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs.
Let Air Flow Freely
Another path to a ventilated home could be as easy as opening windows, doors, and vents. Typically, every room in a house has a vent or window that, when opened, can increase air flow. HVAC pros strive to increase the flow of freely circulating air in a home; but closing doors, windows, and vents prevents this from happening.
Run Ceiling and Window Fans
In addition to exhaust fans that improve airflow, traditional fans can ensure that the air continues to circulate. Window fans are especially useful for this purpose, as they maximize the natural flow of air within a room. Installing fans in the rooms you spend the most time could be a good investment for you and your family, as it will keep you cool in the summer and decrease AC energy costs!
Call in the Pros
When all else fails, call the pros! At Hoffman Cooling and Heating, we understand the importance of proper ventilation. With over 100 years in the HVAC business, we pride ourselves on delivering out-of-the-box cooling options best-tailored to our customers’ needs. From minor repairs to full-scale cooling system changes, we are the team to call!
To request an appointment in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, please call (612) 255-5883.