How Can I Cut Down On My Air Conditioning Costs?
Keeping your cool and conserving your energy
The A/C that’s keeping you comfy at home this summer? It’s also draining your wallet. Americans, on average, spend about $2,000 a year on energy. And nearly half of this is from cooling and heating their home
Is there a way you can cut down on your air conditioning costs? Absolutely. Here are a few ideas:
Caulk it up. Seal places where warm air can get into your home, such as around windows, doors and fireplaces with caulk, spray foam and weather stripping. Reducing drafts can save you 5 to 30 percent a year. Also, adding insulation to the attic, crawl space, basement and exterior walls will also keep the cool air in and the warm air out.
Seal it up. Ensure your ducts are well connected and don’t have gaps or holes where air can escape.
Clean it up. Change your air filter, ideally, every month and at a minimum, every three months. This will make it easier for air to flow and provide less strain on the system. Bringing in a professional to do a tune-up every year is a good idea too to improve the system’s operation.
Get techy. Install a programmable thermostat, which can automatically and consistently regulate your home’s temperature.
Keep current. Upgrading your system or unit can help ensure you’re getting the most from it. When you replace your system or unit, consider purchasing one certified as Energy Star, which means it’s more efficient and may save you money
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