Ways to Cut Down Air Conditioning Costs

Introduction:A fully functioning air conditioning system is one important aspect of a comfortable house. When summer dawns and the heat starts getting unbearable coupled with excessive humidity, we often feel the need to install air conditioners in our homes and offices. Air conditioners are known to shoot up the electricity bills to new highs as they consume a lot of energy. Faulty air conditioning system can be frustrating and annoying at times when summer heat is at its peak. However, if we follow certain golden tips we can refrain from paying exorbitant repair or bill amounts.

  • 01

    Use Programmable Thermostats.

    A programmable timer or thermostat that allows you to control the functioning of your AC even when you're not at home can help you reduce the costs to a great extent. Research shows that, the use of thermostats can save up to $180 every year as you can regulate the temperature according to the need of the hour even when you are not at home.

  • 02

    Keep the Air Filters Clean and Replace Them Periodically.

    Dirty and clogged filters are the most common reasons that lead to inefficient air conditioners and high bills. Clean the filters every month. It is also advisable to replace the filters every 90 days, irrespective of the brand, size and age of the air conditioner.

  • 03

    Use Window or Portable Units and Couple the Air Conditioner With Fans.

    If you're not planning to cool the entire house, buying a portable air conditioner that would work for just a small area is a cost-effective decision. Window or portable air conditioners use 50% of less energy than larger units for cooling the same amount of space. Coupling your air conditioner with a ceiling fan can enable you to have the best of both the worlds. Fans circulate the cool air, thus causing less use of energy by the air conditioner.

  • 04

    Get an Annual Checkup.

    In order to keep the air conditioner strong and highly efficient for a long time, it is important to perform regular maintenance. Getting the air conditioner inspected annually by licensed air conditioning contractors will help to keep the air conditioner fit as a fiddle for a long time and also save us from expensive breakdowns.

  • 05

    Get Your Air Conditioner Maintenance Done In the Off-Season.

    One of the best ways to save money on air conditioner repairs is to get it inspected and repaired well before summer arrives. In summer, most of the air conditioning technicians are in high demand and hence they charge more money. You may not even get timely repairs during this busy time and end up paying for emergency repairs. If you plan ahead and call up your air conditioning maintenance experts during the off-season, you may even get a good discount for being the first customer!




Final Thoughts

These are some of the golden tips that would help you to stay cool in the hot summer season and also reduce your monthly expenses on air conditioning.


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