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How to Efficiently Use Your Air Conditioner This Summer

May 8th, 2020 by cverdone

Efficiently Use Your Air Conditioner

With summer rapidly approaching, you are probably thinking of those higher air conditioner energy bills. Did you know that using your HVAC system wisely could save you money when the bill arrives?

We want you to know that you can run your air conditioning system more efficiently and effectively with a few tricks. The following are a few tips:

Update Your Thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat can save you money; a programmable can turn the air conditioning down when you are away and lower it again when you are home and need the cooling.

Keep HVAC Maintenance Up to Date

Maintenance on your HVAC should be done regularly, but especially before summer rolls around. You want to be assured that your air conditioning will not quit mid-season and leave you feeling uncomfortable at home.

Utilize Your Ceiling Fans

Use ceiling fans to circulate the air and cool people in a room. This will lower your need for the air conditioner and allow you to set the thermostat higher. Turn off the fans when you leave a room, as their purpose is to cool those inside the room, not the room itself.

Move Heated Appliances Away From Thermostat

The heat from appliances, such as TV and lamps, can make your air conditioner run more than needed. Avoid added heat in the room by not using the oven; instead, use a microwave or go outside to grill. Minimize your activity that produces heat, such as running the computer or using the dishwasher.

Add a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier will pull some of the moisture from the air, making it seem cooler. The old saying is, “it’s not the heat, but the humidity.” More moisture in the air makes it seem hotter. With a dehumidifier, you will probably be able to set your thermostat at a lower setting.

Call Us Today

When it comes to keeping your HVAC in top working condition, we can help you. Schedule a maintenance appointment with Thornton Heating and Cooling. We do repairs and installation and are professionally trained in all of our services. Our services include help with all your cooling needs, and if you need air conditioning replacement, we can help with that as well. Use your air conditioner efficiently this summer and enjoy a real season of relaxation.