How to Stay Cool Without Spending a Lot on Air Conditioner Service

We’re positively in the peak of summer here in Marshfield. If you’re like most people, you’re undoubtedly attempting to stay cool without spending a lot on skyrocketing utility bills. Kids may love hitting the pool every day, but you need your home to be comfortable too.

At House of Heating Incorporated, we’ve pulled together some tips to help you stay cool and save some money while you do it.

Use a programmable thermostat. Take full advantage of your programmable thermostat, or consider installing one if you haven’t already. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills when you set your thermostat back 7 – 10 degrees for eight hours a day. This takes virtually no time with a programmable thermostat. Simply program it to run at a higher temperature during the times you’re away and adjust to a cooler temperature when you’ll be home.

Circulate cool air with fans. You can maximize the cool air from your air conditioner by using ceiling fans to spread the air in your rooms. With the help of a ceiling fan, you can raise the temperature on your thermostat a couple of degrees without lowering your comfort.

Close your curtains and blinds. You can prevent heat from entering your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed when the sun is at its hottest in the afternoons. This practice will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s daily workload.

Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner maintained with regular preventive appointments will keep running at maximum efficiency all summer. Preventive maintenance can also help avert an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a Marshfield summer. Regular air conditioner service can help reveal and repair small problems before they turn into big problems, which can be pricey.

Look for energy efficiency in new equipment. If you need to replace your air conditioner, look for high SEER ratings and ENERGY STAR® certification. These show how efficient the equipment is and could help you save a substantial amount each year on cooling costs.

You may not be able to control the weather in Marshfield, but you can control your home comfort. Using these tips, you should be able to save some money while you stay cool. Call House of Heating Incorporated at 888-384-3163 or use our easy online scheduler and we can address any of your air conditioner service needs or answer your questions about how to keep your home more comfortable.

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