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Simple Steps to Lower Your AC Bills

We live in Oceanside, CA and are usually spared the worst ravages of summer heat since we’re right next door to the Pacific. That said, there are always ways for you to lower your AC bills, and with monthly costs spiking every summer, you could cut into your bills severely with a few common-sense steps around the home. Some of them involve simple installations while¬†others are simply an alteration to behavior. But all of them can make a big difference as far as your air conditioning costs go.

Schedule Maintenance

A maintenance session from a qualified technician will help correct the little issues in your air conditioner, as well as letting him or her check for bigger problems that can come back to bite you down the line. Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session at least once a year before cooling season starts. If you haven’t had one in 2016 yet, now is the perfect time to call.

Insulate

Most homes don’t have a lot of insulation around here because our winters are so mild. But you can take a few steps on your own to improve your household energy efficiency, such as adding weather stripping to cracks around doors and windows. If you’re feeling more ambitious, consider having an energy recovery ventilator installed in your attic.

Use Your Thermostat Wisely

You probably know that you can improve AC efficiency by setting your thermostat to 78 instead of 75, and setting it to turn on right before you come home instead of just letting it run all day. If your thermostat is more than 10  years old, consider upgrading it with a smart thermostat, which can make automatic adjustments to account for your cooling habits and save you even more money!

Call Aspen Cooling and Heating Inc. for great air conditioning service.

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