As outdoor temperature rises, your air conditioning costs do too. You need your air conditioner the most during the summer season, so why should you be punished with high electric bills?

Fortunately, you can save extra cash and stay cool all at once. The team at Precision Heating & Air can provide you with the best tips on how to lower these bills, leaving you and your family with more money in your pocket for summer fun.

Be Economic with Your AC

Keep in mind: just a few degrees can make all the difference. You can surprisingly save as much as 10% on air conditioning costs by adjusting your temperature by seven to ten degrees for eight hours every day.

We recommend installing a programmable thermostat so that it can be automatically programmed to raise the temperature when you’re out of the house or asleep. Keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees when at home and at least 82 degrees while you’re away can make a major difference in air conditioning costs.

Take Advantage of Ceiling Fans

This tip may seem self-explanatory but hear us out. Ceiling fans can act as a support system while taking on a lot of the work for your air conditioner by circulating the cool air throughout the house. Fans can save up to 40% on electricity, so take advantage of them!

Turning on ceiling and portable fans can significantly lower your AC costs while still keeping the house comfortable. Bonus tip: opening windows at night is another opportunity to raise the thermostat. This is beneficial because the air remains circulated where the outside cooler air replaces the warmer indoor air.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Scheduling consistent maintenance for your air conditioner is possibly the most important tip to lower additional costs. Dirty or clogged filters can reduce airflow and cause the unit to work harder than it needs to. Our skilled technicians at Precision Heating & Air can clear a clogged unit filter, which can keep it running properly while also saving you 5 to 15% in energy.

Our technicians can also check refrigerant levels, clean outdoor coils, look at voltage connections and ensure that your air conditioner unit is running efficiently. If the unit is more than ten years old, we may recommend replacing it with a new one.

Contact Precision Heating & Air for AC Services

These three tips alone can significantly lower your air conditioning costs during the warmer season. Try it out yourself, and schedule regular HVAC maintenance with Precision Heating & Air. Our technicians can ensure that your air conditioning unit is running properly, keeping you cool and comfortable all summer long.

We’re proud to serve homeowners in Dallas, Marietta, Acworth, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Hiram, Douglasville, and more. Schedule your air conditioning service by completing a contact form or calling (770) 758-4552.

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