Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. With summer just days away, and temperatures already soaring around the country, today we thought we’d take a look at some great ways to control the costs of running your air-conditioning unit. Here are five ways to reduce air-conditioning bills this season.
1) Raise your thermostat while you’re out of the home
The most common mistake people make when it comes to air-conditioning is keeping their thermostats low regardless of whether they are home. Make it a point to never leave your house without raising your thermostat so the air-conditioning unit won’t come on unnecessarily.
2) Buy a fan
You’ll be surprised how much you can cool off by using a fan instead of an air conditioner. The energy required to power a fan is far less, and can add considerable savings to your bottom line over the hot summer months
3) Try basement living
Your basement may be the coolest part of your home – in more ways than one. Consider spending more time downstairs, rather than in the sections of the house surrounded by windows and sunlight.
4) Make sure to check and replace your air filters
A clogged air filter will make your air-conditioning unit work even harder – and achieve poor results as well.
5) Surround the house with plants and shade
A common source of summer heat is the sun’s rays pouring through your house. Plants can naturally absorb some of these rays, and keeping your house shady at the edges will also keep it cooler even on the sunniest of days. Even just a few plants can make a difference!
We hope these quick tips will prove useful this summer as you try to keep your air-conditioning costs as low as possible. At J.G. Wentworth, we are always looking to help folks get the most value for their dollar. We are among the nationwide leaders in buying structured settlement and annuity payments, and take great pride in helping customers get money out of their future structured settlement and annuity payments and into their own hands. For more information, please give us a call anytime at 877-227-4713.