3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient This Summer


Summer brings sunny days and warmer temperatures, but it can also bring sky-high energy bills as we try to keep our homes and loved ones cool and comfortable. By making a few smart changes around your home, you can increase your home’s energy-efficiency, while minimizing your utility expenses and shrinking your home’s carbon footprint.Let’s review 3 ways to boost your home's energy efficiency this summer.

Table of Contents

  1. Optimize Your Home’s Insulation
  2. Enhance Your Cooling System’s Efficiency
  3. Get Smart Control for Your Ductless Mini-Split AC

1. Optimize Your Home's Insulation

Check Your Windows and Doors

A huge amount of energy loss can be attributed to poorly-sealed windows and doors - check for gaps and cracks! Use weather stripping and caulk to prevent energy-draining cool air loss. This will also help your home cooling system work more efficiently.

Improve Your Attic Insulation

Insufficient or failing attic insulation can have a huge impact on your home’s temperature, resulting in lack of comfort and significant energy waste. Adding or upgrading your attic’s insulation helps keep the cool air in and the hot air out, supporting your home’s HVAC functionality and keeping your summer utility costs manageable.

Switch to Thermal Curtains or Blinds

Thermal curtains or blinds help keep your home cool during the day by  blocking out the sun’s heat. Keep them closed during the warmest hours to help maintain a comfortable and safe indoor climate for your loved ones, and keep your AC system from working harder than needed.

2. Support Your Home's Ac Efficiency

Plan for Regular Maintenance

One of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient during the summer is by scheduling regular AC system maintenance - that means cleaning or replacing air filters as needed and monitoring for refrigerant leaks. Many smart controllers for home AC systems – like Mysa for Mini-Split Heat Pumps and AC – feature alerts to help you stay on schedule with maintenance.

Install Air-Circulating Ceiling Fans

Adding ceiling fans throughout your home can dramatically improve your energy efficiency AND your loved ones’ comfort during warmer months. Ceiling fans keep air moving, making rooms feel cooler without relying solely on AC, and can also help your home’s cooling system to distribute cool air more effectively.

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient AC Systems

Is your home’s cooling system outdated and inefficient? It might be the perfect time to consider upgrading to a more modern, energy-efficient system. Ductless mini-split air conditioners are the most popular way to use less energy and cool your home more efficiently. Upgrading to a ductless mini-split air conditioner will help you save money on your utility bills, make life more convenient, and keep your family cool during the hottest months. Plus, they double as efficient heaters in the winter.

3. Get Smart Control for Your Ductless Mini-Split AC

Upgrade to a Smart AC Controller

Smart programmable thermostats for AC allow you to set schedules for your ductless mini-split heat pumps. Creating customized cooling schedules ensures that you are using energy only when needed, maximizing your summer energy savings.

Get Convenient Remote Access

With smart control, you can monitor and adjust your ductless mini-split AC’s settings and modes from anywhere - no more forgetting to turn off the AC before leaving home! App-based control with your phone means you stay in control of how and when you use your AC, ensuring you’re not wasting energy when you’re not there.

Customize Cooling Schedules

Using a smart AC controller allows you to create customized cooling schedules that suit your daily routines, ensuring that your home is comfortable and safe on the hottest days, without wasting energy when nobody is home. Your home stays cool, and so does your summer energy bill.

Improving your home’s energy-efficiency during the dog days of summer  shouldn’t be difficult!

By taking simple steps like optimizing your insulation, maintaining your AC cooling system regularly, and switching to smart control for your ductless mini-split AC, you and ALL your loved ones can enjoy better energy efficiency throughout the warmest times of the year.

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