How to Stay Cool Without Spending a Lot on Air Conditioner Service

We’re definitely in the peak of summer here in Anaheim. If you’re like the majority of people, you’re probably trying to stay cool without having to spend a lot on skyrocketing utility bills. Kids may love hitting the pool every day, but you need your home to be comfortable too.

At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we’ve pulled together some tips to help you stay cool and save some money while you do it.

Use a programmable thermostat. Get full use of your programmable thermostat, or consider installing one if you haven’t already. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills when you set your thermostat back 7 – 10 degrees for eight hours a day. A programmable thermostat makes this so easy. All you have to do is program it to run at a higher temperature during the times you’re away and adjust to a cooler temperature when you’ll return.

Circulate cool air with fans. You can amplify the cool air from your air conditioner by using ceiling fans to move the air in your rooms. Ceiling fans allow you to raise the temperature on your thermostat a couple of degrees without a decrease in your comfort.

Close your curtains and blinds. You can block a lot of heat that enters your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed during peak sunshine hours in the afternoons. This easy routine will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s workload every day.

Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner in shape with rountine preventive appointments will keep running at maximum efficiency all summer. Preventive maintenance can also help twart an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a Anaheim summer. Regular air conditioner service can help reveal and repair small problems before they turn into big problems, which can be expensive.

Look for energy efficiency in new equipment. If you’re looking to replace your air conditioner, look for high SEER ratings and ENERGY STAR® certification. These show how efficient the equipment is and could help you save a substantial amount each year on cooling costs.

You may not be able to control the weather in Anaheim, but you can control your home comfort. Using these tips, you might even save some money while you stay cool. Call Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. at 714-855-1717 or use our convenient online scheduler and we can address any of your air conditioner service needs or answer your questions about how to keep your home more comfortable.

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