5 Tips To Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

Your air conditioning bill can get expensive in the summer. Luckily, there are a few ways to save money on air conditioning, through your thermostat, doors, windows, and more.

Read along with H&S as we give you some tips to save money on A/C.

1. Thermostat Placement

If your thermostat is placed on an exterior wall or near a window, it can read incorrectly and turn your air conditioner on too soon. You’ll need an HVAC contractor to reposition your thermostat, but it could save you money on air conditioning every year.

If you haven’t, also upgrade to a smart thermostat which can help you regulate your temperature more carefully through a smart phone app.

2. Set Your Thermostat Higher

Before you leave for the day, set your thermostat up a few degrees. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you set your thermostat 10-15 degrees higher for eight hours per day, you can save ten percent on your energy bill. 10%!

3. Avoid Adding Heat

If you can, try to grill outside on the hottest days. Adding extra heat to your house makes your air conditioner have to work harder. If you can avoid adding heat by taking cooler showers, cooking less, and running fewer electronics for less time, you can make a good effect on your A/C bill.

4. Use Fans When Stationary

If you’ll be watching a show on TV or sitting at the dining room table for an extended period, consider using a fan and turning the air conditioner down or off. The air blowing across your skin will keep you cool in the meantime, especially if there are only a couple of people involved.

5. Seal Windows & Doors

When you’re running your air conditioner, walk along the outside of your home and feel the edges of windows and doors with your hand for cool air. This is an easy way to see if there’s a leak you could seal.