Everyone knows that once you get financing for air conditioning, running that same air conditioner can send your electric bills through the roof. However, not running the air conditioning unit throughout the summer months is unbearable. So how do you save money on your cooling bill and still run the air conditioner that you just financed? Read on below for some tips for saving money on your cooling bill this upcoming summer season.
Stop Cooling the Outside
If your home is older, the cool air that your AC is bringing in is probably seeping through the cracks and crevices into the neighborhood. Since no one wants to cool the entire street they live on, you can contact your electric company or even a contractor to come do an energy audit on your home and find out where your cool air is escaping through. If you contact the company where you got your financing for air conditioning, they should be able to help you find a contractor that can get the energy audit done for you, so that you can find out where and why you are cooling the outside of your home.
Don’t Set it Low
While it may be tempting to head over to that thermostat on the wall and turn it down a notch or two, don’t. It is estimated that you can reduce your energy bill more than 10% by increasing your thermostat temperature 5-10 degrees or so for 7 or 8 hours every day. Even a small change in the temperature of your thermostat is said to be able to save you some money on that air conditioning bill in the heat of the summer.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are said to be the perfect way to cool down your home in the summer months. They help to circulate the air coming through your vents from your air conditioning unit and stop the unit from running constantly .
Get a Checkup
Making sure that you have air conditioning unit tuned up in the spring of the year is a great way to lower your cooling bills when it starts heating up outside. This is something that the company you financed your air conditioner though as well.
For more information on financing for air conditioning, contact the professionals at Microf for help and answers to any questions you might have.