Running your air conditioner for days on end is simply a fact of life in the Phoenix area, where 100-plus degree temperatures occur regularly from about May to October. However, there are some things you can do to cut down on your AC bills without affecting your comfort.
Install a "smart" thermostat
A programmable thermostat, also referred to as a "smart" thermostat, can save you money on your AC bills by allowing you to better control the temperature in your home. For example, you can remotely change the settings on a smart thermometer with a computer or smart phone, which can allow you to adjust your AC if weather is warmer or cooler than expected. If you are going to be home late for work, you can change the time the temperature on your AC will be lowered. Having this control allows you to better manage your AC use and potentially save money on your energy bills.
Weatherize your home
One of the biggest reasons your AC is inefficient is that your home has too many cracks and gaps that allow warm air in and allow your cool air to escape. Weatherizing your home will help to prevent this. Put caulk or weather stripping around your doors and windows and also around any utility ports. Check all over your home to find any spots where you can feel heat coming in.
Get your AC serviced
The more efficiently your air conditioning unit operates, the lower your cooling bills are likely to be. While there are things you can do yourself to help in this area, such as changing your filter regularly, air conditioning units need regular professional service to operate at their best. You should schedule service once a year, preferably in the spring before it starts getting too hot.
For all of your AC needs, including preventive maintenance, emergency service or installations, call Arizona Refrigeration Service Inc. We can help ensure your AC is operating at peak efficiency so you can spend as little as possible on your cooling bills.
If you want us to help you with these three very popular AC Repair and Maintenance services we offer in the Phoenix, AZ Metro area call our experts today at 602-244-9900