With consistent stretches of hot weather in the summer comes almost constant use of your air conditioning. While it’s good for keeping you comfortable, it can take a toll on your wallet. New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help—we’re sharing four awesome tips you can use for a lower electric bill in summer below.

Turn up the Thermostat

Setting your home temperature higher in the summer may sound tough, but it’s one of the quickest ways to a lower electric bill. While the Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 78 degrees for the best energy-to-comfort ratio, 72 may be a more realistic (and still energy-efficient) temperature. In general, the higher you set your thermostat, the more you’ll save.

Programmable thermostats are a great way to balance costs with comfort. These devices let you set different temperatures depending on the time of day—for example, higher when you’re at work or away from the house and lower for more comfortable sleep overnight.

Make Use of Fans

Ceiling fans can be an awesome ally in the summertime. Set the blades to spin in a counterclockwise direction. This will help push cooler air down throughout your space, helping you feel more comfortable without getting your AC involved. You can also use fans across the house to help create air flow and stay cool wherever you are.

Utilize Curtains and Blinds

Window dressings can be used for more than adding character to your home—they can also help keep you nice and cool. Pull them closed during the day to prevent sunlight from coming in and turning up the temperature. In fact, blinds and drapes can reduce heat gained from the sun by as much as 45 percent.

Schedule Regular Air Conditioner Maintenance

Did you know you can reduce your average summer electric bill by having our expert techs clean and check your air conditioner? As part of routine service, we tune every part of your cooling system. This not only improves its energy efficiency, but it can also help your unit last years beyond the average lifespan. Plus, you can rest comfortably knowing that no matter how hot the summer gets, your AC has your back.

Trust New Berlin Heating With All Your Cooling Needs

From sharing how to lower your electric bill in the summer to repairing and tuning up your air conditioner, New Berlin Heating can help you keep the cool air flowing—simply call us at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.