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How to Efficiently Use Your Air Conditioner

When it comes to the hot summer months, your air conditioning system gets its full use. Costs can skyrocket, and energy bills can be at their highest. Why let this enjoyable season of the year become a time to dread?

Learn how to use your air conditioning more efficiently, while saving dollars on your summer cooling bills. We want you to have a safe and happy summer, so here are some tips for more efficient HVAC:

Close the Curtains

Less heat coming into the house, through direct sunlight, will make it more comfortable. Although natural light reduces your lighting bills, direct rays from the sun offer heat that makes your air conditioning run more.

Maintain Your Air Conditioner

Regular maintenance helps prolong the life of your air conditioner while improving its efficiency and your comfort. With increased efficiency, your air conditioner will not have to work as hard, saving you energy dollars. An HVAC professional can help keep your air condition in its best working condition.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

The use of programmable thermostats saves your money in the long run. A ceiling fan offers ventilation and allows you to raise the thermostat.

You may be able to raise your thermostat higher and still be as comfortable, according to information published regarding ceiling fans at energy.gov. Installing a programmable thermostat is a very smart move before summer comes.

Avoid Placing Lamps and TVs Near a Thermostat

The thermostat senses the heat from these appliances and can make the air conditioner continue to work when not necessary.

Open Windows and Turn off Air Conditioning at Night

If it cools down at night, open up your windows and go air conditioning-free at night. This would also be a good time to make use of your ceiling fans.

Use a Dehumidifier

If the humidity is high as well as the heat, try to pull the moisture from the air with a dehumidifier. It can make the whole family feel more comfortable, and you may be able to set your thermostat higher on the air conditioning.

Call Us Today

Have an HVAC professional help you keep your costs down this summer with regular maintenance and care. If you need to discuss upgrading to a more efficient newer system, we can help you. We provide repairs, replacements, inspections, and tune-ups for HVAC; give us a call for your air conditioning needs.

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