The summer season is practically here in all its glory. While Philly typically has harsher winters than it does summers, you’re still likely to have to crank on the air conditioner in your residential real estate property to keep yourself and your family comfortable. Mr. Philly Real Estate is here with a few tips, tricks and technology to help your summer cooling finances, your overall comfort levels and the environment.
Clean Your Air Filters
One of the easiest and best things you can do is keep your air conditioners filters clean. This allows air to flow properly through your ducts and out your vents. Dirty filters not only block airflow, but they also lead to overspending because your unit thinks it’s not successfully reaching your desired temperature.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Increase your home’s real estate value while lowering your cooling costs by installing a programmable thermostat. By leaving your thermostat at the same temperature while away from home, you’re wasting money. Programmable thermostats make it so you never have to worry about accidentally leaving the air conditioner on, you can turn it off or change the temperature from your phone.
Check for Leaks in Your Real Estate Property
Pristine air filters and a programmable thermostat won’t do you much good in regards to lowering your cooling bills if you have leaks in your home where air can escape. You can have leaks in several areas of your residence:
- Fireplace dampers
Have a professional walk through your home to check those spots. A bit of caulk or weatherstripping could be all you need to take care of the issue.
Cut Your Heat Sources
Before you fire up the stove or oven during the day, think of how it will impact the interior temperature. When your air conditioner senses the interior temperature is higher, it will kick in. Try to find some new recipes to enjoy during the warmer months of the year that don’t require an oven or stove. You can grill outside, or use appliances either in the evening or at night.
Letting the sun beam in through your windows also creates heat. Invest in some heavy drapes or quality blinds that limit the amount of natural light spilling in. You may not love how dark your home is, but you’re sure to enjoy how low your energy bills are.
For more tips on chilling your cooling bills this summer, help is at your fingertips. Call Mr. Philly Real Estate at 267-607-9099, or submit an online form.