How To Save Money On Air Conditioning

Summer is heating up—literally. July is one of the hottest months in Kentucky, and homeowners everywhere are cranking up the air conditioner. Unfortunately, that also cranks up the electric bill, but it doesn’t have to. Just try these easy tricks to save money on air conditioning this summer.

 

Close your curtains.

 

Draw your shades or close your blinds on sun-facing windows during the day. This will help block the sun and the heat.

 

Turn the temperature up a bit at night.

 

Since you’re asleep during the night, you don’t need to feel quite as cool all of the time, so save money on air conditioning by bumping up the thermostat a few degrees.

 

Don’t overtax your air conditioner.

 

You always seem to have one room that never cools off, so you have to turn up the central air to compensate. However, that burns a lot of money. Instead, invest in a small window unit to use when needed in that one room. This way, your main air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime.

 

Clean.

 

One of the best ways to save money on air conditioning is to ensure that your unit is working properly, and therefore working efficiently. Check your air filter monthly to see how much dirt it has collected and clean it as needed.

 

Check your furniture.

 

Make sure no chairs, tables, or rugs are covering your vents. That’s an easy way to waste a lot of cash.

 

Invest in a programmable thermostat.

 

The right programmable thermostat will automatically adjust your home’s temperature to suit your needs. It will turn the air conditioner up when you are home and down when you leave, so you can reap the savings on your monthly energy bill.

 

While you’re thinking about saving money on utilities, you should also consider saving money elsewhere. Home insurance will protect your bank account from serious damage in the event of an accident or natural disaster. Contact one of our agents to learn more.