Making it through the summer without large electrical bills to power your air conditioner is tough. Most of the time, you have to simply accept that you need to have the air conditioner running. However, you don’t have to accept inflated bills at the same time: you’re probably paying more for your air conditioning than you have to, and through a few basic methods you can put a dent in those high cooling costs. We’ll show you how.
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3 tips to lower air conditioning costs
- Regularly change the air filter: This is the #1 reason that many homeowners end up paying more for cooling their home than they should. The filter blocks debris from entering the air conditioner cabinet, but if it isn’t changed once a month during the summer (when the system runs the most) it will become clogged and make it difficult for air to pass through the return vents. The AC will need to use more electricity to draw sufficient air, leading to a large power drain. You can change the filter yourself, and keep it up for the rest of the season.
- Careful thermostat control: It’s easy to abuse the thermostat by putting it at the lowest setting each time you turn it on (for most systems, this is around 50°F) thinking that this will cool down the house faster. However, it will only keep the AC on longer, wasting energy and providing you an uncomfortably chilly temperature. Instead, program you thermostat to around 72°F during the day, and raise it at night. This change alone can save you around 30% off your bills a year.
- Regular maintenance: The best way to save money with your AC is to schedule regular annual maintenance for it with a professional technician. Maintenance not only makes sure that your air conditioner is running without impending repair needs, but it will also clean, adjust, and tune-up the system so it runs at its best and won’t drain any excess energy. If you haven’t had your maintenance check for this year yet, hurry up and arrange it before the summer heat grows more intense.
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