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How to Save Money While Running Your Air Conditioner

Let’s face it, most us simply can’t even entertain the thought of turning the air conditioner off in order to save money during the sweltering summer months. While we tend to agree that it’s tough to withstand a hot summer day without having cool air pumping through the house, we’re here to let you know there are plenty of ways to save money while the A/C is running. Ready to find out how? Read below.

  • First off, you’ll need to get the right sized air conditioning system. Not only can the upfront cost save you over time, a properly sized system will use less energy to keep your house cool than one that is too large or too small. Remember, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to air conditioning.

  • Opt for an Energy Star system – they must pass through rigorous efficiency tests in order to qualify so you know you’re going to save money compared to other less-efficient systems.

  • Make sure your system has a high-efficiency filter installed. It will help keep the air inside your home much cleaner and help your system last for years to come. That means less spending on maintenance and repairs over time.

  • Pay attention to the temperature settings. You’ll want to set it relative to the temperature outside – so if it’s 90°F outside, you really need to set it to around 75°F rather than 60°F or  65°F inside. The drastic change in temperature will make the house feel much cooler.

  • Insulation is key. If your home is not properly insulated, cool air can escape easily which will make your system work much harder. The result of your system working harder? You guessed it, higher energy bills.

And don’t forget about routine maintenance. It’s vital to keep your system running at peak performance in order to keep some green in your wallet this summer. Call on the experts at Uptown today to schedule an appointment: (612) 324-1004.

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