How to Save Money on Air Conditioning
What if we told you how to save money on air conditioning in a few simple steps? When the heat of the summer rolls in, it can mean large utility bills for Kansas City resident. Follow the tips below to learn how to save money on electric bills this year.
Tip #1 IMPROVE YOUR HOME’S INSULATION
One of the best ways to save money on air conditioning is to keep the cool air from escaping. If your home was built before 1980, you likely have low insulation, resulting in wasted dollars. Insulation is one of the most affordable and effective ways to lower your energy bills. Energy Star’s website says that properly insulating your home can save 10% of your energy costs every year. Learn more about insulation and how A.B. May can help here.
Tip #2 INVEST IN A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
Smart thermostats are a homeowner’s best friend, especially when it comes to convenience and energy savings. Smart thermostats like the Nest keep track of your habits and automatically adjust to meet your needs. Also, the Nest can be controlled from an app, so you can keep an eye on the temperature while at the office or on vacation.
Tip #3 Install/Close blinds during the day
Block out the sunlight by closing your blinds or curtains. This also keeps hot air from seeping through cracks or thin panes. If your home has old windows, caulk and seal around both the interior and exterior.
Tip #4 Schedule a routine system maintenance
Scheduling a maintenance appointment is the easiest way to improve the comfort, efficiency, and lifespan of your system. By protecting your investment, you are ensuring your system will keep you comfortable and safe, even in the most drastic temperatures. For maximum savings, schedule routine maintenance with A.B. May every size months. Click here to schedule a maintenance visit today.
Tip #5 adjust The temperature
It is tempting to crank the AC down in the summer, but there’s no reason for your house to feel like an igloo. Keep it at a higher temperature to save money on air conditioning. For maximum savings and ultimate comfort during the summer, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees.
TIP #6 RESET YOUR AC UNIT
AC units are large appliances that sometimes have bugs. Fortunately, a simple reset usually takes care of it. If you purchased a system through A.B. May, you likely have a Daikin system. Daikin made it easy by installing a reset button on the back of the system so it’s easy to find. Other AC units typically have reset buttons, too. Most of them are small, red buttons labeled “reset.” This blog will tell you everything you need to know on resetting your unit.
How to Save Money on Air Conditioning: Call A.B. May
If you live in Kansas City communities like Leawood, Liberty, Spring Hill or Overland Park, A.B. May is probably helping one of your neighbors right now! We serve these and other suburbs like Brookside, Mission Hills, Westwood, Gardner, Lenexa, Olathe and Roeland Park. Our team of professional HVAC technicians is happy to service your AC unit so it runs efficiently. Our team members are also great teachers. Ask them how to save money on air conditioning – they always have great tips. Worried it’s headed for a breakdown? We offer AC repair and air conditioner installations. Concerned about expenses? Don’t be – we offer HVAC finance options for new heat pumps and air conditioners. Book a visit with an A.B. May pro today!
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