Save On Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Save On Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Now that the weather is warming up, many homes throughout the US will be turning on their air conditioners. This also means that many homeowners will see a spike in their energy bill. The average US home spends 17% of their annual energy bill on cooling their home. Here are a few tips to help you use electricity more efficiently and reduce your energy bill.

Tips to Reduce Your Energy Bill:

  • Adjust Your Thermostat – A programmable thermostat can help reduce energy waste when your house is empty during the day.
  • Air Filter Maintenance – A dirty filter will reduce your air conditioner’s efficiency. Make better use of your unit by checking your system monthly and changing your filter about once every three months.
  • AC Tune Ups – It is recommended to get your HVAC system checked at the beginning of the heating and cooling seasons. Professionals can diagnose any inefficiencies before you’ve wasted money on energy bills!
  • Energy Star – If you are due for a new air conditioning unit, consider purchasing an energy star system. These units can use as much as 25% less energy. You might also qualify for a federal tax credit.

For more tips on how to reduce your AC bill this summer, read this article in Good Housekeeping. You can also contact Wahl Family Heating and Cooling for all of your air conditioning needs. We offer installation and repair services, as well as seasonal tune ups. Call (412) 265-2662 to contact our office today!

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