3 Tips for Cutting Cooling Costs
Summers in New Mexico bring an average temperature of 92 degrees, although temperatures can certainly soar higher. While your AC can do a great job of cooling off your home, keeping the unit constantly running can raise your energy bills. The tips below are helpful for cutting cooling costs while still keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.
1. Install a Smart Thermostat
Energy Star estimates that a smart thermostat can help lower your energy bills by an estimated 8% during the year. This device learns your habits and schedule, so it will turn the AC up or down accordingly. Ultimately, this will decrease AC energy use during the summer when you aren’t home and don’t need a cooler temperature inside your house.
2. Use Ceiling Fans
A ceiling fan can make you feel a few degrees cooler than the temperature in your home without the need to lower your thermostat. Although a few degrees doesn’t sound like much, this will put less demand on your AC, which can mean fewer AC repairs over time. Energy-saving ceiling fans are the best choice, as they don’t cost much to run and will make a big difference in your comfort levels.
3. Maintain Your AC
An AC that you don’t regularly maintain can experience many issues, including weakened airflow and warmer blown air. When our technicians perform AC maintenance, they will look for signs of these problems so they can perform immediate repairs. An added benefit of having maintenance done is seeing your AC last years longer before you need to replace it.
Keeping your home cool doesn’t have to cost a fortune no matter how hot it is outside. While the tips above will help, never underestimate having an AC technician perform regular maintenance or install a new AC when it’s necessary. Call Sun City Plumbing & Heating today, and we’ll be glad to help with HVAC services to keep your home comfortable.
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