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It’s officially summertime, and that means you probably have your windows shut tight and your air conditioners on full blast. But as the heat continues to rise and you start to leave your cooling units on longer, not only are you putting more wear and tear on your system, but your likely sending your cooling bills through the roof. This summer, make a conscious effort to take care of your A/C and lengthen its lifespan by following these few simple tips on how to keep cool:
- Set your thermostat slightly higher when you’re not home. This will still keep your house cool but without using as much energy as it would when you’re home.
- Don’t turn your unit on and off every time you enter or leave the house. Turning it on several times a day can actually increase your bill since it takes more energy to cool the house back down once the temperature has risen.
- Be sure to keep electric devices such as lamps, TVs and computers away from your thermostat. Your unit can actually sense the heat radiating from these appliances, and therefore will use more energy and stay on longer.
- Try your best to place all units on a shaded side of your house. Units that operate in the shade tend to use less electricity than ones that are placed in direct sunlight.
At Airtech of Stamford, we understand how important it is to be able to keep your home cool during the summer. After all, no one likes to be uncomfortable, and that’s why we pride ourselves on our ability to supply systems that are sure to exceed your comfort expectations all throughout the year. Keep your cool this summer by contacting us today; (203) 323-3959.