In the summer months, the largest part of the typical household’s energy bill is the result of cooling costs. It is probably safe to say most people will run their air conditioners none stop. Unfortunately, the cost can drain your savings account. There are ways to take control and save on your summer air conditioning bill.
Programmable Thermostat – The ideal temperature in a home for balancing cost and comfort is 78 degrees. However, you don’t need to keep it there when no one is home. A programmable thermostat will automatically change the setting based on the schedule you set, saving you from cooling an empty house.
AC Check-up – Ensure you have a professional complete an annual AC Check-up that includes replacing air filters. Reduced efficiency will increase your energy usage. Regular maintenance will also save you from unexpected repairs and being without AC in the summer.
Air Seal – Controlling heating and cooling costs relies on air sealing your house and closing the building envelope. Check around windows and doors, and seal cracks with caulk. Plus, check and replace any damaged weather-stripping.
Upgrade – Today’s air conditioners are 40 percent more efficient than ones just 10 years ago. A professional can help you determine the energy usage of your current unit, and the savings from installing a new air conditioner.
If you would like to talk more about how to save on your summer air conditioning bill, especially in the Scottadale AZ area, or need more information, please call us at (480) 946-5083 or visit our website at www.JRPerkins.com. J.R. Perkins Heating & Cooling has been a family owned and operated business since 1960. We treat our customers like family.