Every time that air conditioner kicks on, it’s like you can hear the money starting to drain from your bank account. Living in Las Vegas, not using air conditioning isn’t an option. There is no way to survive the brutal temperatures that come with summertime, and not use an air conditioner to do it. There are several ways that you can cut the costs associated with running your air conditioner and still feel comfortable during these hot summer months. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share some simple tips to save you money on your cooling bill this summer.
Change Home Air Conditioning Filters
Dirty air filters make it so that the air flow is slower and your unit has to work much harder. By making sure your air filters are changed once a month, you will help your air conditioning unit work more efficiently.
Use Sun Window Shades & Blinds
By closing the blinds or curtains on your windows, you can keep your home cooler and your air conditioner won’t kick on as often. The sun that shines through your windows heats up your home much more than you would think. If you still like to enjoy the natural light your windows bring, you can close the shades in the rooms that you don’t spend much time is during the day. If you don’t have blinds or curtains, you can also look into installing tinted or low E-Films to your windows that will help limit the amount of sunlight that is getting in.
Use Ceiling Fans to Help Cool Rooms
Even though using fans doesn’t change the actual temperature of your room, the air flow that it creates can make the room feel quite a bit cooler. By using fans, you can turn up the temperature on your thermostat and save a good chunk of change. For every degree you can set your thermostat higher than 78 degrees, you will save between 5 and 10 percent on your energy bill.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t have a thermostat you can program, you are most likely spending far more on cooling costs than you need to. When you can set the temperature in your home, you know the exact degree you are cooling your house to. This can end up saving you up to 20 percent on your cooling bill and can be done with ease.
Have an Air Conditioning Tune Up & Cleaning
You should have your air conditioning unit tuned up and cleaned out regularly to help it run as efficiently as possible. Not only will a system that isn’t properly cared for have to work harder to cool your house, it will have a shorter life span as well. You should have your air conditioner cleaned and tuned by a professional at least once a year to maintain it properly. On average, 90 percent of air conditioning problems are a result of poor maintenance.
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Hopefully these tricks and tips can help you save some money this summer. There is no way around running your air conditioner, but there are ways to help it not seem to be running constantly all day long. If you are having any issues with your unit that require professional help, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning offers everything from emergency repairs to installation of air conditioning units. Call today with any of your air conditioning needs.