Tips to Manage the A/C Bill This Summer

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The weather is warming up and kids are at the end of the school year. Is your air conditioner ready to handle the demands of the warmest months of the year? As a homeowner, there are few things that you can do to manage your utility costs and maximize the comfort of your home through the summer. Here are a few suggestions to help:

Adjust the Thermostat

Changing the temperature by one degree can reduce your utility costs by as much as 4%. Consider the advantages of installing a smart thermostat so that you can use a custom schedule to control the setting throughout the day. You can control the thermostat from your smartphone, even if you are away from the house for the day.

Open the Windows

There’s nothing better than a fresh breeze moving through your home on a comfortable summer evening. If the weather is nice outside, consider turning off the air conditioner for awhile so that you can open the windows. Mother nature has a great cooling system that you can use after the sun goes down.

Close Vents in Unused Rooms

If there are rooms in the house that aren’t being used, it doesn’t make sense to pay for the energy that is needed to cool those rooms. Close the vents so that you can maintain the air flow in the rooms that are used throughout the day.

Seal Your Living Space

Drafty air coming in through the doors and windows will change the indoor climate. As a result, your air conditioner needs to turn on frequently to maintain a comfortable temperature. Look for areas where weather-stripping or caulking needs to be applied to minimize drafts.

Schedule a Tune-Up

The quality of the air conditioning system will have an impact on your utility bills. If your HVAC system hasn’t been serviced in a while, then it is a good idea to contact an experienced team for a tune-up. We can come to your home to identify any repairs that might be needed to ensure the performance of your air conditioning system. For more information, call us at Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning: (951) 375-6856.