Want To Save More Money? Three Tips To Lower Your Monthly Air Conditioning Bill
When summer arrives and the temperatures go up, your air conditioning bill will also rise each month. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep this bill down to a more normal level. Below are three tips so you can get started.
Change the Filter
One of the most important things you can do is ensure you change the filter when it becomes dirty. If you do not, the filter will build up with things inside your home, such as dust and pollens. If you have pets in your home, the pet hair will also build up on the filter.
Check the kind of filter you have and note the size in width and length. Take this information to the home improvement store with you, and they can help you choose the right filter for your home.
There are filters that you do not have to replace but instead can be cleaned and put it back in. These filters cost more upfront but over time can save you money. This is because you will not have to worry about paying doctor bills from breathing in unhealthy air, and you will not have to buy new filters all the time.
Change Ceiling Fans
If you use ceiling fans in your home, you should change the fan blades so that they go in the opposite direction that the fan is currently going. Turn the fan so that it will rotate counterclockwise in the summer, and clockwise in the winter. The ceiling fan will then circulate air in a way that the air cools your home much better.
There may be times when the ceiling fans may be enough to cool your home so you would not have to use the AC system at all.
Do Not Use Humidifiers
If you currently use humidifiers in your home you should turn them off during the hot summer months. This is because the humidifiers may add moisture inside your home. This will raise the humidity, causing the temperature to rise, which will cause the AC system to work harder and longer.
The AC system will work well to remove moisture from the home. You can also purchase an HVAC system that has a built-in humidifier, if you prefer.
Talk with an HVAC contractor, and they can give you much more information about how to save money on your monthly AC services bill. The HVAC contractor can also set up an appointment with you to provide maintenance for your system.