While an air conditioner can provide relief to the summertime heat, the average homeowners spend about $375 on air conditioning. Slash your summer energy bills -- not comfort -- with these helpful tips:
1. Use a programmable thermostat. If you have central air controlled by a thermostat, save energy by turning the desired temperature up during the day when the house is empty.
2. Get an annual checkup. Bring in a professional yearly to evaluate your heating and cooling system and diagnose any inefficiencies.
3. Choose the smallest option that works. Cooling one room with a window air conditioning unit required much less energy and money than a whole central air system for your home.
4. Efficiency matters. An Energy Star central air system will use about 14% less energy than minimum government standards, and a room air conditioner will save at least 10%.
5. Clean the air filter and air ducts. Whether you have central air or window units, a dirty filter or air ducts will reduce your AC's efficiency, making it use more energy.
Call the professionals at ServiceMaster By Mason to schedule air duct cleaning for your home or business.