When temperatures hit 90s degrees or even more, you know it will get costly to stay cool. AC units can make up for more than half of your utility bill. Fortunately, there are some ways of curbing down electricity costs. We prepared a list of 7 tips to use for lowering your AC bills.
Turn the ACC off when you are not using it.
When you are not at home, or when there is no one in the office, leave the AC off. When turned back on, any decent unit will cool down the air very fast.
Set the thermostat on a couple of degrees higher.
You will not notice a real difference in cooling your home or office, but you will see how your bills lower down.
Invest in a programmable thermostat.
This will allow you to program when the AC turns on and off, according to how you use the home or office space.
Use the shades or the blackout curtains during the hottest hours or install window tints.
Try to cover at least the windows that are the most exposed to sunlight and sun heat.
Change air filters.
When filters get clogged up they will put pressure on the AC unit that will have to run more to clean the air.
Fix any leaky AC ducts.
If the ducts are broken or not properly insulated, the AC will work much harder and longer to cool down the air. For fixing ducts, contact a professional that provides air conditioner repair services.
Perform air conditioner maintenance at least once per year.
The AC unit needs regular maintenance. If it does not work properly, its energy efficiency decreases and results in higher bills.
Coast 2 Coast provides high-quality air conditioner repair and maintenance services. While focusing on energy efficiency, we will check the AC for good airflow, perform cleaning, replace any outdated or broken parts, and repair any leaks.
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