4 Ways to Lower Your AC Costs This Summer

Mitchell Heating Wants To Help Save You Money!

Everyone likes to save a little money when they can, and that’s why Mitchell Heating is sharing four ways to lower your AC bills throughout the summer! These helpful tips are easy to implement and help you save some of your cold hard cash instead of spending it on AC repair!

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Install A Smart Thermostat

Gone are the days of consistently adjusting the AC to try and balance comfort and cost. One of the most popular “smart” devices on the market is the Google Nest Learning Thermostat. This device will automatically adjust the temperature of your home based on both your comfort and cost level. Using the Nest app, users can review energy usage and get personalized suggestions on how to help save on energy costs.

Install Attic Insulation

Most homeowners consider attic insulation as a heating benefit only, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Proper attic insulation acts as a barrier against cold air entering the home, but it can also keep cold air from escaping as well! Save AC costs by inspecting your existing insulation for damage or cracks, and repair or replace it immediately!

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Seal Your Windows

Using a leak detector, check for air leakage around the frame of the windows and doors in the home. Look for signs of damage, such as rot, mold, and staining. Be sure to note the condition of the glass and weatherstripping as well. By ensuring your windows and doors are well-insulated and sealed, you put money back in your pocket with lower AC costs.

Open Your Vents

Many think closing vents to rooms in their house that don’t need to be conditioned saves money and energy, but this is a myth. Closing vents increases the pressure within your AC system. This pressure can put additional strain on the fan, affecting the AC unit’s lifespan and causing it to use more energy.

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This summer, when you’re trying to stay cool and save a buck, try these four tips from Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs to reduce your AC costs and keep them from becoming AC repairs. Contact us today to learn more about our AC services if you are due for your annual AC tune-up!

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