Is Your AC Breaking Your Budget This Summer? Here are 4 Tips to Lower Your Cooling Costs

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There’s nothing like summertime to make you feel the strain on your budget, but if you know how to save money on AC, it can help. We’ve got the tips you need to bring down your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.

Tip #1: Use Those Fans!

Ceiling fans are a great way to save money, especially in the summer. Keeping them on while you are in the room, rotating in a clockwise direction, will create a cooling effect. When the rooms feel cooler from the ceiling fans, you can reduce some of your air conditioner use. As a result, you’ll save money without feeling the heat.

Tip #2: Upgrade Your Thermostat

An older model thermostat could cost you money if it doesn’t have advanced programming features. A smart thermostat allows you to set your temperature preferences to fit your lifestyle and monitor your energy use so you can make real-time adjustments.

Tip #3: Change Your HVAC Filters

A dirty HVAC air filter makes your air conditioner work overtime to pull in air, which leads to excess energy use. Changing your air filters every 30-90 days can greatly impact your HVAC system’s effectiveness in addition to cutting back on your energy use and lowering your energy bills.

Tip #4: Don’t Neglect Maintenance

If your AC hasn’t had service in as long as you can remember, it’s time to schedule maintenance. Inspection, calibration, cleaning, lubrication, and minor repairs by an HVAC technician will lead to better and more efficient operation.

You can keep your cool and save money on your energy use. Contact G+S Heating and Air for more information on reducing your AC bill this summer.

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