Sometimes keeping your home cool in the summer can feel like a catch-22. Your home isn’t comfortable without AC, but running AC all summer long can be costly. If you, like many Canadians, need your air conditioner running in the summer to feel comfortable but wish to save money on energy costs, here are a few of our favourite tips for saving money on air conditioning in the hottest months of the year.
Keep Blinds And Drapes Closed During The Day
Sunlight plays a huge part in heating up your home during the summer months. When the sun beams down through your windows it will begin to cook the inside of your home, causing your air conditioner to have to work harder to keep you cool. A great tip for saving money on air conditioning this summer is to act like a vampire and keep your blinds and curtains closed during the day to keep the sunlight from heating up your space.
Change Your Air Filter
Whether you have central air conditioning or ductless air conditioning, an air filter clogged with dust, hair, fur, and other airborne particles will cause your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cool. Not only does this cause wear and tear on the system, but it also raises your energy bills. We recommend that you check your air filter once every thirty days and change it when necessary or at least once every 90 days.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats aren’t just cool and futuristic-looking. They also serve the very important purpose of making your air conditioner more energy-efficient. You can program a smart thermostat to lower and raise the temperature depending on your schedule, the time of day, and how many people are in the room. This means that you’ll always have the most efficiently-cooled home, saving you money on energy bills every month.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
The best way to ensure that you’re saving money on air conditioning all summer long is to schedule annual preventative maintenance with the expert technicians at Fahrhall. By scheduling a maintenance appointment every year, you’re allowing our experts to clean your air conditioner and ensure that there are no signs of disrepair or future breakdowns. Annual maintenance lowers monthly bills and prolongs the life of your air conditioner.
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