3 Ways To Reduce Your Cooling Costs This Summer

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If you feel like your air conditioning bills are out of control, here are three ways that you can work to reduce your heating costs this summer.

#1 Check The Location Of Your Thermostat

First, check where your thermostat is located. If your thermostat is located somewhere where it is being hit with direct sunlight, this can mess up the reading on your thermostat. For your thermostat to work effectively, you want it to be away from windows and doors. Ideally, your thermostat should be located on an interior wall that is not directly impact with sunlight. This will provide you with the most accurate thermostat reading and will ensure that your air conditioning works as effectively as possible.

#2 Upgrade Your Thermostat

Next, you may want to upgrade your thermostat to a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is great because you can more easily set the temperature inside of your home. This will allow you to set and change the temperature via an application even when you are not home. It will also allow you to set a schedule so that the temperature inside of your home is adjusted based on when you are home. Having greater control over when your air conditioning is running can help lower your overall energy costs.

If you purchase an advanced thermostat, it can allow you to schedule for up to a week how and when you want your air conditioning to run. It can even learn how long it takes to achieve your desired temperature and adjust when your air conditioning is on and how often it is on in order to maintain the ideal temperature. Some smart thermostats even let you know when you need to change the filter on your air conditioning system.

If you need assistance upgrading your thermostat, contact a professional service, such as Pallett Heating and Cooling.

#3 Use Some Fans

You may also want to use some fans. If you have ceiling fans in your home, be sure to turn them on when you are running your air condition. The moving air from a ceiling fan can make your house feel cooler. If you don't have ceiling fans, you can easily purchase and use some box fans around your home as well for the same cooling effect. Fans do not use that much energy and can help you rely a little less on having your air conditioning constantly running during the summertime.

When you go to sleep, setting up a fan so that it blows on your bed. This can help keep your body temperature lower and allow you to sleep more comfortably without having to lower the thermostat drastically and crank up the air condition. 

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