Ways to Reduce Your AC Bills
and Save Money

Reduce Your AC Bills

It would be great if you could constantly keep your air conditioning unit switched on, especially during the summer. Though you might be tempted to do so, you still need to consider how your AC usage can affect your electrical bills. Still, there are energy-saving practices you can do when you keep your cooling system running in your home. Here are several tips you can consider to save money on air conditioning bills:

Keep Your House Comfortable

When using the AC unit, always keep doors and windows shut. Opening your windows at night lets humidity into your house and requires your A/C to work harder to remove the humidity drawn in through your windows. Apply weather strips on these openings to prevent hot, humid air from being pulled into your house.

Set Your Thermostat at 78 °F

The ideal energy-saving temperature depends on the climate of where you live. You can lower your electricity consumption by owning a set-back style thermostat. An optimum setting for most climates for the thermostat is 78 °F when you are at home. If you have a set-back stat, you can have it set-back (warmer) a few degrees when you aren’t home. Too large of a set-back will require the A/C to work too hard to drop the temperature down when you return home.

Avoid Adding Extra Heat to Your Home

Refrain from using the stove, oven, dishwasher, and iron to maintain a low indoor temperature. Cook your food with the microwave or outdoor grill. It would also be advisable to wash dishes manually. Ideally, it would be better to utilize these appliances in the evening when it’s cooler instead of in the middle of the day. Also, turn off computers, televisions, and other electrical devices when you don’t use them.

Use a Fan When the AC Is On

An efficient method of decreasing energy consumption is by setting your fan to the “ON” position on the stat, instead of the “AUTO” position. You won’t have to keep lowering the temperature in the house because the fan makes the air cooler. Also, a portable fan can distribute cooler feeling air to all parts of the room.

Hire an HVAC Professional for AC Cleaning and Maintenance
Ducts and vents accumulate dust particles over time, making your AC unit consume more electricity when cooling the room. This can shorten your cooling system’s lifespan and increases its chance of malfunctioning and needing repair. Avoid these issues and save money on air conditioning costs by scheduling a Power Vac Duct Cleaning and also having regular AC cleaning and maintenance.

If you want to hire a skilled HVAC technician in Wichita, KS to perform these tasks for your device, contact Roth Heating & Air. Get in touch with us to learn more about our residential AC services.