With the rise of energy costs, this summer could get pretty sweaty and expensive. However, there are some easy ways to cut your air conditioning costs down without suffering through Las Vegas' hot evenings. Even if the heat wave hasn't hit, you can start preparing now. Not only are you cutting your costs down, but you're doing the environment a favor, since half of a home's overall energy usage goes toward heating and cooling costs. Check out a few tips of how you can start cutting your cooling costs:
#1: Planting around your house: Did you know that most of the heat that is accumulated inside a house comes directly from the sun shining? Planting leafy trees around the exterior of your home will stop the sun from reaching in. If the trees shade your AC unit, you could boost it's efficiency.
#2: Program your thermostat: Programmable thermostats allow the temperature of your home to rise during the day when no one is home, and can end up saving you money. The majority of homes nowadays have programmable thermostats.
#3: Unplug: Electronics; TV sets, computers, even toasters! These electronics can cause unnecessary heat and energy usage!
#4: Fan it out: There's no need for you to invest in anything fancy. The key is to circulate air inside the house, so ceiling fans work just fine. If you live in a two story home, turn on the fans in your upper level and open windows on the lower level. A little help from fans can significantly increase the cooling effect in your home, and lower your costs!
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