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3 Ways to Lower those AC Bills This Summer

air-conditioning-systemSummer will be here soon, and hot weather seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Your air conditioner is more than just a luxury in these cases, and you’re going to need it to perform reliably every day without fail in order to keep your home cool and comfortable.

That means you’re very likely going to pay more for your air conditioning bills than you would during cooler parts of the year. Some of that is inevitable and unavoidable. You’re running your system for longer periods of time by necessity in the summer, and that’s going to cause your bills to spike. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is absolutely necessary.

There are ways to lower your AC bills: improving your system’s efficiency and helping it do its job without costing you an arm and a leg in high monthly bills. Now is the time to implement them, while the weather is still comparatively cool. That lets you start enjoying the benefits the minute the first hot day arrives. We’ve included a short list of 3 ways to lower those AC bills this summer, which you should consider.

Maintenance Sessions

Most homeowners won’t get their air conditioner checked unless there is a specific problem that needs fixing. A maintenance session is a great way to get an early jump on problems with your system. The technician can check the entire air conditioner for sings of trouble: fixing little problems like loose bolts and noting any larger problems for potential repair sessions.

In addition to catching repair issues early, maintenance helps improve efficiency and lower the overall cost of running your system. You’ll find your air conditioner using less energy than it might without a maintenance session.

A New Thermostat

Thermostats have few moving parts and are designed to last for a long time. The only drawback to that equation is that an older thermostat might not be able to take advantage of some of the benefits that are offered by the latest technology. For example, smart thermostats can analyze your cooling habits and make little adjustments to improve efficiency, and/or read local weather conditions near your home and make adjustments to maximize efficiency. If your existing digital thermostat is more than 10 years old, consider an upgrade to take advantage of these exciting features.

Air Cleaners

Air conditioners come equipped with filters designed to strain out dust and dirt in the air. This helps improve functionality by keep the air conditioner free of dust. But filters are messy and require periodic changing. High-end filters such as HEPA filters can do the job more effectively than the basic filters that most people use. In addition, installing an electronic air cleaner can eliminate the need to change filters, as well as keeping your system in better shape and reducing dust in your home a great deal.

For quality air conditioning services in Sun City, AZ, call the friendly pros at Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating.

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