5 AC Tips for Saving Money You Need Right Now
Save Money on AC by Using Fans
Ceiling fans are great ways to move air without having to touch your thermostat. For ceiling fans, set the blades to rotate counterclockwise to keep cool air blowing straight down. If it’s cool enough outside, go old school—open a window and stick a box fan in the opening to push that free, fresh air throughout your house.
Use Curtains and Blinds to Cut Air Conditioner Costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 76 percent of summer sunlight shining through your windows comes in as heat. That’s a fast way to make your home hotter than it should be.
Counteract that by pulling shades, curtains, and blinds closed during the day. Not only will that help block out the heat, but it can also help you save money on air conditioning by preventing cool air from leaking through windows.
Set the Temperature to 72 Degrees
72 degrees is the ideal AC temperature to save electricity. However, if you can stand temperatures higher than that, you’ll save even more—for every degree you set the thermostat higher than 72, your AC costs come down about three percent.
Hang Out in the Basement
Your basement can be an oasis on unbearably hot summer days. Because they’re lower to or below the ground, basements naturally stay cooler than any other area in your house. A little bit of AC—or in some cases, none at all—goes a long way in a basement.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
One of the best air conditioning tips to save money is to schedule regular system maintenance. During this service, our techs tune up every working part inside your AC. This ensures the unit is running as efficiently as possible, saving you on energy costs in the process. Maintenance also cuts down on the need for future repairs, as problems are caught and fixed in the process.
Need More AC Tips for Saving Money? Contact Gross Heating Today
As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, we know a thing or two about how to save money on air conditioning. So, if you’re interested in more tips, are looking to schedule energy-saving maintenance, or want the best energy efficient air conditioner installed, we’re here to help.
Call us today at 262-783-6000 for the best HVAC service in the Milwaukee area.
Gross Heating & Air Conditioning
3260 N. 126th Street
Brookfield, WI 53005
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