Summer is the hottest season of the year, and having a faulty HVAC system can just make it unbearable. Even if your system is performing at its peak, the cost of cooling your home through the long sweltering months of summer can put a strain on your finances.

Luckily, there are simple ways to save some money by reducing your cooling costs. Adjusting your thermostat, using auxiliary cooling like fans, getting your AC routinely serviced, and opening windows at night are just some ways to cut your electric bill.

Adjust the Thermostat

This is a simple step that some people may not consider. Adjusting your thermostat even a few degrees can result in significant savings. When temperatures approach triple digits outside, setting your thermostat to the high 70s or low 80s when you’re away can keep the environment relatively cooler in your home until you return. Consider an automated programmable thermostat that can make this step easier.

Use Fans

While ceiling fans and portable fans don’t actually cool the air, they’re a great way to circulate the air in your house. This helps you to stay cooler when used in conjunction with your AC. Since the air is moving, this means the thermostat can be set higher, thus saving you money. The cost of operating these fans is economical too.

Schedule an AC Service Checkup

People often wait until there’s a major problem before scheduling an AC checkup. However, if your system is old or there are clogged filters, it may be time to get a tune-up or even a replacement. Doing routine maintenance can save you money by preventing more costly repairs. This is an easy way to make sure your AC is operating at peak performance.

Open Windows at Night

When the heat of the day dies down and cooler nights set in, opening the windows and turning off the AC can greatly reduce cooling costs. Closing the windows in the morning when the house is still cool puts less demand on your AC to cool the entire house.

The experienced professionals at Honey's Air & Solar in Modesto, CA, can work with you on all of your home heating and cooling needs. Give us a call today to talk to a service representative. We can also assist with heating repair and installation and indoor air quality.

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