Tips to save money and energy when temperatures rise
RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – These high temperatures will have many of us turning on our air conditioners, NV Energy has some advice as we transition into a warmer season.
Be sure to keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day to keep the heat out. It is recommended that you set your thermostat to 78-80 degrees, then set it 5-10 degrees warmer at night or when you are away. Vacuuming your refrigerator coils can also make a difference and save you money on your energy bill. If you have a floor standing AC unit, make sure the area is free and clear for good air circulation.
Chad Piekarz, program manager at NV Energy, mentioned what it takes to be profitable this spring and summer while keeping your home cool in the process,
“One of the most important things you can do that goes unnoticed is to have your system serviced. There are HVAC contractors who come and look at the system to make sure the refrigerant is good, the lines are healthy and the tune-up will save you money. If you don’t feel like using an air conditioner here, which can sometimes use a lot of energy, indoor evaporative coolers work great here,” Piekarz said. .
Before it gets too hot, NV Energy offers free home energy assessments and will install a new thermostat and give your home an assessment to help you save.
For more information or to schedule an assessment, click here.
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