Energy-Saving Tips to Beat the Summer Heat in Hampton Roads VA

With summer in full swing and temperatures continuing to rise, many homeowners throughout the 757 area have found it difficult to keep cool. When the summer heat sets in, your first instinct may be to crank your air conditioner, but unfortunately that could end up leaving you with higher energy bills and minimal added comfort. At Worley’s Home Services, your year-round comfort is our priority and we offer several services that can not only help keep you cool this summer, but also help you save on your energy bills. 

Keep reading to learn a few energy saving tips for homeowners and cost-effective cooling solutions for your Hampton Roads and Southside area home. 

  1. Insulation & Air Sealing

Insulation works in the summer in the exact same way it does in the winter—by creating a barrier that both keeps unwanted outdoor air from getting into your home and keeping conditioned air inside, where it belongs. This is especially important for your attic, as it is one of the most common areas of energy waste in a home. 

Upgrading your home’s attic insulation, and combining it with air sealing, can help keep your home cool this summer, along with providing many other benefits, including:

  • Reduced energy usage
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Pest control
  • Noise reduction
  • Less wear and tear on your HVAC systems
  1. Cooling System Maintenance

Here at Worley’s, we can’t stress the importance of HVAC maintenance enough. Whether you have a heat pump or a traditional AC unit, annual maintenance is key to keeping your system running at optimal performance. During an AC tune up from our team, we’ll examine every component of your cooling system and ensure that everything is working as it should—both improving your AC’s efficiency, extending the lifespan of your system and helping you avoid costly repairs and breakdowns.

Worley’s even offers further peace of mind with our comprehensive HVAC maintenance plans! Get on with the rest of your life while our team takes care of your HVAC systems with:

  • Guaranteed 24 hour emergency service, 365 days a year
  • Discounts on repairs
  • Annual tune-ups
  • Priority scheduling
  • And more! 
  1. Install Mini Splits in Hard-to-Cool Rooms

If your air conditioner is on its way out or your duct system doesn’t extend to certain areas of your home, ductless mini split systems can be a great option for either whole-home or supplemental heating and cooling. As a type of heat pump that doesn’t require a connection to your central duct system, mini splits are some of the most energy efficient HVAC systems on the market today with a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Zoning capabilities for increased comfort
  • Remote-controlled temperature settings
  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Reduced energy bills year-round
  1. Check Your Thermostat

Keeping your home cool in the summer shouldn’t have to require high energy bills after running your cooling system non-stop throughout the day. In fact, there are a few thermostat settings and tips that can actually improve energy efficiency while also keeping you comfortable, such as:

  • Avoid setting your thermostat lower in order to speed up the cooling process (it doesn’t actually work!).
  • Keep your thermostat 7-10 degrees higher when you’re going to be away for more than a few hours.
  • Pay attention to your thermostat’s location as certain factors can affect its readings, like if it’s in direct sunlight, close to areas with added heat (like the kitchen or laundry room), or above your air vents.
  • Consider upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat so you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to adjust the temperature again!

Worley’s Home Services: Your One Stop Shop for Efficiency & Comfort

Each member of our team is specially trained to help with just about any problem in your home. From plumbing and electrical, to HVAC and efficiency solutions, Worley’s is your go-to home contractor in Norfolk and the entire 757 area. We’re committed to helping you save energy and we can even help you maximize your financial savings with our extensive knowledge of available rebates and incentives! We pride ourselves on our team’s upfront communication, cleanliness, and courtesy for your space. 

Want to know more about our comprehensive home services? Call 757-356-4117 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

Want to save energy and keep cool? Call Worley’s Home Services! 757-356-4117