Here are some simple steps you can take to stay cool and save energy on hot summer days
Changing light bulbs to LED could save you on your energy consumption. LED lights conduct less heat allowing your A/C unit to work less and they use less energy, for example: I bought a 90watt replacement LED flood light that uses about 11watts of energy giving me about 950 lumens and will last me a lot longer.
Keeping warm air out in summer and cold air out in winter is critical. Check windows and doors for cracks that allow outside air in and inside air out. Caulking and weather stripping are easy to use and inexpensive.
Ceiling fans for central air conditioning systems are a great way to be comfortable and allowing you to raise the temperature on you’re A/C thermostat without compromising comfort. You could raise your thermostat approximately 4-5 degrees Fahrenheit saving you money on energy consumption.
Changing you’re A/C filter more frequently and having your A/C unit serviced twice a year could save you 5-18 percent on your energy use. It is much better for the indoor quality and you will have less expensive repairs due to keeping it clean and allowing air to flow through coils with less restriction. By having it maintenance twice a year by a Professional, you keep your unit working more efficient with less problems and will last you a lot longer.