As the temperature outside rises, it’s only natural to lower the temperature on your air conditioner to keep your rooms as cool as possible. Further, it’s not unusual to keep your air conditioner on for a long period of time in order to keep your home comfortable all day long. But did you know that by keeping your system running longer you increase your cooling bill at the end of every month? Unfortunately, sometimes keeping cool can come at a high cost, so follow these tips to keep cool during the summer while lowering your cooling costs:
Use Fans: Instead of lowering your thermostat, use a ceiling fan or circulating fan to keep cool air flowing throughout your home. If you turn on fans while the A/C is running, you can actually raise your thermostat by 4 degrees and you won’t feel any hotter!
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Keep Blinds and Shades Shut: While it’s nice to have the summer sun shine through your windows, by keeping your blinds and shades open, your air conditioner must work harder to keep the room cool.
Raise the Thermostat: While it might sound crazy, be sure to set your A/C as high as comfortably possible throughout the day. To be even more energy efficient, set your thermostat to increase in temperature when you’re not home or asleep; this could cause your cooling bill to decrease by at least 10%!
Check Filters: Check your air conditioner’s filters at least once a month. In doing so, clean out any debris or dirt that might have built up over time in order to keep your A/C running as efficiently as possible.
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At Airtech of Stamford, we strive to keep our customers as comfortable as possible while keeping their budget in mind. We will work with each of our customers individually to meet their needs while informing them of any new technological breakthroughs in our industry that might be pertinent to their situation. Let us help you keep cool this summer! Call us today at (203) 323-3959.