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How to Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bill

The first day of summer is just a few days away — is your family ready for the summer heat? Here are a few tips to help you reduce your air conditioning bill and keep your home cool for less.

Tips to Stay Cool for Less:

  • Install a Programmable Thermostat – You don’t need to keep your home cool when you’re not there. Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature when your home, and when you’re not. Even by changing the thermostat by a few degrees, you can save on your energy bill.
  • Use Your Ceiling Fans – Although the ceiling fans themselves won’t cool down the room, they will create a breeze and circulate your air conditioned air throughout your home.
  • Change Your Air Filters – Your air filters become dirty over time, clogging your air conditioning system and keeping it from working efficiently. Changing your air filters will keep your home cool without having your A/C unit work harder.
  • Plant Trees – Trees provide natural shade and keep the sun from beating down directly on your home. Plant leafy trees near windows where the sun shines directly into your home.

If you run into any problems with your air conditioning bill this summer, the professional HVAC technicians at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing are here to help. Call (412) 265-2662 to schedule an appointment for a consultation or visit our website to learn more about our plumbing, heating and cooling services, as well as the accessories we offer.