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How To Save Money On Cooling Costs This Summer

by Amy Henry

When it's over 100 degrees outside and you're sweating, the last thing you may be worried about is saving money-- that is, until you get your electricity bill. If you are worried about practically going broke in order to keep your house cool, then this article is just the thing for you. From programming your thermostat to getting your AC unit inspected, this article will list a few ways for you to save some money on cooling costs this summer. Read on to learn more.

Program Your Thermostat

You more than likely have a programmable thermostat, but you may not know how to use it. If you have a newer thermostat, it should be pretty easy to operate. All you have to do is hit the "program" button and change the times and temperatures as desired. For instance, if you work Monday through Friday during the day, then you should program you thermostat to run less while you are gone; that way you aren't wasting money. Then, if your schedule changes, you can adjust the settings.

Turn It Off When You're On Vacation

If you have some fun summer vacations planned, then make sure that you turn off your AC unit while you're out of town. That way, you don't have to worry about cooling down a house that is vacant.

Get Your Unit Inspected and Tuned Up

If your unit isn't running well or if there is a lot of dust trapped in it, it's going to have to work overtime in order to cool your house down. So, what should you do to prevent all of that energy waste? Have your unit inspected and tune up. During the tune up, your cooling repair technician will look over every part of the unit including the vents, the coolant, and the hoses. Then, if anything needs to be repaired or tuned up, they can usually do it at that same time.

Have Your Unit Replaced

If you have an old unit, it's probably not very energy efficient which means that it's doing more work and costing you more money than it needs to. Consider making this the year that you pay to have your unit completely replaced with a new one; that way you know you are going to save money. 

Are you interested in learning more about cooling costs and how you can lower them? If so, contact an air conditioning replacement company near you.