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3 Tips for Saving Money on Air Conditioning

In the summer, your air conditioning system can take up a significant portion of your bills, sometimes as much as 50%. In order to save money, some people believe they must keep the temperature at an uncomfortable setting or turn off the system entirely. Keeping cooling costs low is a lot easier and more comfortable when you follow these 3 tips for saving money on air conditioning—without compromise.

Get a Programmable Thermostat—and Learn How to Use It!

When you have a manual thermostat with dials and sliders, you may be more likely to set it and forget it. Instead, consider a digital thermostat with advanced programming options. You can set your programmable thermostat to an efficient temperature when you are home and set it to raise while you are away. Set a schedule that turns the temperature up at night as well, when you are less active and unlikely to need it so cool. Read the manual to learn about settings you may never have used, or ask a technician for help upon installation.

Schedule Maintenance

Professional air conditioning maintenance is not just for older air conditioners. This is a service we recommend scheduling every single year regardless of the age or efficiency of the unit. A t4echnician will clean off your system, inspect all the parts, and give it a tune-up. If you do this right before summer, your AC is less likely to need repairs and it can help you to save on your bills.

Clean the Filter

A clogged air filter can keep air from moving into your AC system. The air conditioner is designed to take in a certain amount of air, and without it, the coil may freeze or the parts may become overworked. Clean the filter each month only if your filter is reusable. If not, change it every 1 – 3 months.

When you call the air conditioning professionals at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, you can get air conditioning advice, maintenance, thermostat installation, repairs, and more. Just call us today for AC services in Farmington, NM.

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