The cost of air conditioning always seems to go up in the summer. This is why it’s important to know about some different tips that will help you save money throughout the summer months. AC management will help you to maintain a lower bill while still being cool.
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Program the Thermostat
The first thing you want to do is program your thermostat in order to make sure that you have different temperatures set for different times. During the day, when you’re not at home, there’s no need to have the AC set really low because it’s keeping the house cool for no reason. This is going to cost you on your electric bill.
There are plenty of advanced thermostats that will allow you to set up a schedule for day, night, and weekend. This means you won’t have to manually make the changes throughout the day.
Never set your thermostat lower than 78 degrees if possible as this could make the AC unit freeze and cause undue stress on the unit and down time during the hottest times of the year. If you are in a multi-story home the upstairs thermostat will always need to be set at least one degree higher than the down stair thermostat.
Change the Filters
It’s important that your AC unit runs as efficiently as possible. If there is a lot of dust and debris in the system, the system will have to work twice as hard to cool your home. This means you want to make sure that your system runs well so that you’re not spending more on the electric bill.
Changing the filters will help you to achieve a better system. The filters need to be changed every month with higher level of filtration filters especially when there are people living in your home that suffer from allergies or you have pets.
Additionally, it’s a good idea to have curtains and/or blinds on all of the windows. When you are home during the day and the sun is shining, the curtains/blinds should be closed. This will minimize the amount of heat that is able to enter a room. Make it easier to maintain a lower temperature so that your air-conditioning doesn’t have to work on overdrive.
Implementing a few different tips throughout the summer months will help you with AC management. You will notice that your electric bill stays lower while your home remains cool throughout the day and night so that you are more comfortable.