Air Conditioning Tips & Tricks To Save Money & Lower Your Bills
With the rising summer temperatures, air conditioners are essential for maintaining a comfortable environment in your Florida home. However, keeping your home cool can lead to skyrocketing energy bills. The good news is that there are several practical tips and tricks you can employ to save money while still enjoying the benefits of a refreshing breeze. In this blog post, our HVAC experts at All American Home Services will share some valuable strategies that homeowners can implement to save on their AC costs this summer.
Adjust Your Thermostat
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to save money is by optimizing your thermostat settings. Set your thermostat at a moderate temperature that is comfortable for your household, typically between 74 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re away, increase the temperature or use programmable thermostats to automatically adjust the settings. Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature can help you save on cooling costs when you’re not even there to enjoy them. However, make sure you don’t set your temperature too high, as your AC will have to work overtime to cool your home when you return, essentially negating the cost settings.
Schedule Regular Tune-Ups
Professional maintenance services may seem like just another cost of owning an air conditioner, but keeping up with AC maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Maintenance is crucial for the efficient operation of your air conditioner, and without it, you could be wasting money on an inefficient system. Schedule annual check-ups with a professional technician to ensure that your unit is clean and functioning optimally. Additionally, remember to replace or clean the air filters every month, as clogged filters can obstruct airflow and decrease efficiency.
Avoid Adding Heat to Your Home
While this may seem like an obvious tip, many homeowners don’t realize how many of their appliances and electronics generate heat. If possible, avoid using your indoor oven and opt for an outdoor grill instead. Additionally, running your clothes dryer or dishwasher during the evening can help prevent additional heat generation during the hot afternoon hours. With the high heat, taking cooler showers is both refreshing and a good way to save on AC costs. By reducing any unnecessary heat sources, you can help your air conditioner work more efficiently.
Close Your Curtains or Blinds
Florida’s abundant sunshine can be beautiful, but it also adds a significant amount of heat to your home. Instead of letting the natural light pour in, utilize curtains or blinds to keep your windows blocked. While you don’t need to do this in every room, it’s a helpful, cost-saving measure you can take in rooms that are being unused or when you are out of the house.
Schedule AC Services With All American Home Services
If you’ve tried out all these tips and your energy bills are still through the roof, something might be wrong with your air conditioner. Call on our professional HVAC technicians at All American Home Services to inspect your system. We can determine what’s causing your excessive utility costs and apply the necessary repairs.
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