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5 Simple Ways To Save On Air Conditioning Costs

As a homeowner, being able to run your air conditioning during the summer is one of the best ways to stay comfortable in your own home. Unfortunately, running your air conditioning can also cost you a great deal on energy costs each month, making it more and more difficult to continue running your air conditioning as you normally would otherwise like to. Luckily, there are a few simple ways that you can run your air conditioning and still save money. Here's how:

  1. Regular Maintenance: Twice a year, you should be receiving regular air conditioning services from professionals. These professionals will ensure that any maintenance issues are addressed so that you can have a well running air conditioner that is running at its highest efficiency. If you have an air conditioner that is not running at its most efficient, then it is going to have to work harder, and thus force you to crank up the air to a cooler temperature in order to feel the difference. 
  2. Keep Lamps Away from Thermostat: If you have your air conditioner running on auto, then you definitely want to be sure that you keep lamps and other sources of heat away from the thermostat. If there are sources of heat surrounding the thermostat, then it is going to believe that it needs to run at a cooler temperature in order to get your home to stay at the desired temperature you have set it at. 
  3. Place Plants Around Condenser Unit: The condenser unit that is attached to your air conditioner from the outside of your home should have plants planted around it in order to provide some shade. This is because the cooler that the condenser is, then the less the air conditioner has to work to keep your home cool. 
  4. Keep Curtains Closed: If you contribute with helping to keep your home as cool as possible, then the air conditioner won't have to work so hard. This is why you should be sure that you keep curtains closed during the day in order to keep the sun out, which is going to ensure that your home doesn't heat up so quickly. 
  5. Bump Up Temperature When You Aren't Home: Since you aren't going to be home and the temperature in the home won't make much of a difference, you should be sure that you bump up the temperature when you aren't home. This ensures that air isn't going to waste and you aren't paying for the cool air that you aren't even using to keep yourself comfortable. 

By utilizing these five tips, you can be sure that you are going to be able to stay comfortable in your home without spending so much on energy costs each month.