MEP CA AB 1103

Summer Energy Saving Tips

As you may have noticed, it has been very hot this summer. Oppressive heat waves have been rolling in one after another and those unfortunate enough to live in impacted areas have been blasting the AC. While it is tempting to leave your thermostat at a brisk sub-75℃ Fahrenheit, that is not only expensive but irresponsible in terms of energy efficiency. Here are some alternative tips on how to save energy and money while still staying cool.

  • Open your windows at night and take advantage of natural ventilation.
  • Utilize fans. The airflow created by fans can allow you to raise your thermostat 4℃F without any change in comfort level. Remember to turn them off when you leave the room though. Fans do not cool rooms, just people.
  • Consider getting your windows treated. You can prevent heat gain through your windows by installing covers or treatment.
  • Avoid using your oven. Instead cook using the stove, microwave or even grill outside.
  • Make sure your vents are unobstructed to maximize airflow.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for any cooling equipment you use (heat pumps, air conditioners, or evaporative coolers).
  • Pay attention to flex alerts from your utility providers. Heat waves can strain the electric grid and the more people blasting their AC equipment the higher the risk of power outages.

Posted by Maximum Energy Professionals "MEP", a mechanical engineering firm located in Torrance, CA. Offering sustainability services, ENERGY STAR benchmarking and award certification, California AB802 compliance, City of Los Angeles EBEWE compliance, ASHRAE energy audits, LEED, energy conservation/green MEP systems and equipment design, property condition assessments. Call us at 310-782-1410 or visit our website at