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

We’re unquestionably in the peak of summer here in Branchville. If you’re like the majority of people, you’re probably trying to stay cool without resulting skyrocketing utility bills. You can always hit the pool or check out a movie to get out of the heat, but you need your home to be comfortable too.

At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., we’ve collected some tips to help you stay cool and save some money at the same time.

Use a programmable thermostat. Get full use of your programmable thermostat, or think about 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. This takes virtually no time with a programmable thermostat. 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 will be home.

Circulate cool air with fans. You can amplify the cool air from your air conditioner by using ceiling fans to circulate the air in your rooms. Using ceiling fans enables you to raise the temperature on your thermostat a couple of degrees without noticing a difference in your comfort.

Close your curtains and blinds. You can avoid excess heat entering your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed during peak sunshine hours in the afternoons. This simple task will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s daily workload.

Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner tuned up with annual preventive appointments will keep running at its most efficient level all summer. This can also help avert an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a Branchville 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 indicate how efficient the equipment is and could help you save big each year on cooling costs.

You can’t control the weather in Branchville, but you can control your home comfort. With these tips, you could save some money while you stay cool. Call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. at 862-345-6896 or use our easy 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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