How to Lower Your AC Bill

How to Lower Your AC Bill

Summer has arrived and temperatures are cranking up, meaning you'll be counting on your AC system to keep your family comfortable---without completely breaking the bank. At Air Controls, our team of local HVAC specialists can come by to conduct AC maintenance that'll ensure your system is functioning efficiently. With an AC system that is running properly, less energy will be used to cool your home, thus saving you money on your house bills.

Tips for Reducing Your AC Bill

By installing a programmable thermostat, you'll be able to easily establish a cooling schedule that follows your family's routines. Though this will involve some up-front costs, you'll save money over the long run because you won't be accidentally cooling your home during times when it's unnecessary. When you do need your AC to be running, you can boost its effectiveness by using a ceiling fan to help distribute the cooled air.

You can also look for ways to reduce solar heat gain. One simple way is to use blackout curtains in front of windows when a room is not in use. You can also plant shade trees and shrubs outside of windows. This can be especially helpful with south-facing windows that get a ton of sunlight. However, you'll want to weigh this option against your desire to have more sunlight entering the home during the cooler months.

If your budget permits, you could consider replacing any drafty windows in the home with energy-efficient windows. If you're not interested in spending money on new windows, you could still help to decrease AC costs by sealing up your drafty windows. Weatherstripping can be beneficial in such a situation.

Also, HVAC maintenance should be done as needed. HVAC filters generally need to be replaced every few months, which is something that homeowners regularly do themselves. But for more complex HVAC maintenance that ensures optimal operating efficiency, it's better to call in a professional.

HVAC Maintenance in Bozeman, MT

When you need AC service in Bozeman, contact Air Controls at (406) 587-6292. Our local HVAC shop can help you with any of your residential or commercial HVAC needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

Posted: June 26, 2021

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