How to Lower Your Air Conditioning Bill

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For residents of San Diego and the surrounding towns, summer is headed this way and with it warm temperatures. Depending on your cooling system, if you run your air conditioner for a long period of time, that bill can get expensive.

Keep Your Unit (Fairly) Squeaky Clean

The dirtier the parts of your air cooling equipment are, the harder your unit will have to work to keep your house cool. It’s recommended to have your air conditioner inspected for proper function yearly and, if necessary, to give it a thorough going-over. Or if you prefer to do it yourself, be sure to check your condenser coil for dust and rubbish as well as your ductwork and air filter(s). Air filters should be changed once a month or as needed when they become so clogged with dirt they lower the efficiency of your cooling system.

Consider a Programmable Thermostat

Running an air conditioner at full blast when no one is at home or at night when outside temps are significantly cooler is not only a waste of cool air and energy, but also of your hard-earned money. Consider installing a programmable thermostat which allows you to choose when you want your cooling system to come on. You can set it to start up around the time when everyone arrives home and will need to be cooled off, and to turn off or lower the indoor temp before bedtime when you won’t need it as much.

Check Your House for Efficiency

Is your attic, upper floor, or home as a whole sufficiently insulated? Ensuring that it is will not only keep your heat in during the winter but will also hold your cool air in during the summer. By consulting a professional air cooling specialist, you may be able to eventually reduce your bill by as much as 20% with proper insulation.

Air leaks not only in external outlets (doorways, window sills, etc) but also ductwork, can cause you to lose, at the worst, almost half of your cooling (or heating) efficiency. By checking for air leaks yourself–or having a cooling specialist do it for you–and properly sealing them, you will boost the overall efficiency of your cooling and heating air system and in turn lower your energy bill.

If you reside in San Diego and need to upgrade, repair, or completely replace your current air cooling system, the certified and trained cooling specialists at 1-800-anytyme are available 24-7, 365 days a year, to assist with all your needs. Call (760) 477-0072 today!

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