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  • 3 Ways to Cut Down the A/C Bill

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    The weather is getting quite muggy out in Cleveland. I guess it’s time to get the AC up and running. To save some money this summer, take a look at some of these tips that will surely help cut costs on the AC bill. Need help with your AC? Give your Cleveland Contractors and Home Mechanics a call today! It might be a good idea to get it inspected before the constant heat settles in.

    1. Adjust the thermostat
    If you have central air controlled by a thermostat, use a programmable thermostat to save energy by increasing the heat significantly during the day when the house is empty. You can give up a couple degrees at night, too – especially on the hottest days. You may be surprised to find that the contrast between outdoor and indoor temperatures matters as much as the absolute temperature inside your home. When home, aim to set the temperature at 78 degrees to balance comfort with energy and cost savings. Together with winter energy savings, a programmable thermostat used properly can save the average home up to $150.

    2. Clean the air filter
    Whether you have central air or a room air conditioner, a dirty filter will reduce its efficiency, making it use more energy and cost more money to do the same job. Check your HVAC system’s air filter monthly and expect to change the filter every three months.

    3. Get an annual checkup
    If you have central air, consider an annual checkup – once should cover both the heating and the cooling season. A professional should be able to diagnose any inefficiencies before you’ve wasted money on monthly heating and cooling bills.

    Read more at The Daily Green.

     

    This post was originally written by Brook Reilly.

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