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While air conditioning may be one of the best inventions of all time, it does come with a cost. If your air conditioner is running all the time, you might notice a pretty big increase in the size of your power bill. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Read this blog to learn about four easy ways to lower your air conditioning costs this summer. Make sure to contact Mitchell Heating in DC for all of your AC and heating needs!
Replace Your AC Filters
A dirty air filter isn’t able to pass air through it as effectively which means that even if your air conditioner is cranked, it might still be uncomfortable in your home or business. Trade out your air filter and you should notice cooler air and lower bills. We recommend changing your filter based on the schedule that the filter suggests. For some filters this might mean once every month, but it will be worth it.
Get And Use A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat will allow you to keep your place cool when it is needed most — when you’re there. When you are at work, you can set the thermostat to maintain a decent temperature and then program it to cool down just before you get home. It’s also a good idea to have it lower or to turn off while you’re asleep (if your home will stay comfortable overnight).
Keep Blinds Closed During The Day
One low-tech way to keep your home cooler while simultaneously lowering your electricity bill is to make sure that all of your blinds and curtains are closed during the day. The sun can cook the inside of your home, even if your windows aren’t in direct sunlight. So if you don’t want to come home to a hotbox, keep your blinds closed!
Get An AC System Tune-Up
An AC system tuneup is the most simple way to ensure that your air conditioning system is working well and isn’t racking up huge bills every month. The trained and experienced HVAC technicians at Mitchell Heating can give your air conditioner a thorough check, top off coolant, clean evaporator coils, and do any other maintenance that is necessary in order for your AC unit to run efficiently and effectively all season long.
Contact Mitchell Heating in DC today. We can perform an AC system tune up and any repairs you might need, and we can also install a new air conditioner. We even have 24/7 emergency services.