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How to Keep Cool for Less This Summer

The fact that it’s summertime doesn’t mean we should be suffering inside of our homes! Unfortunately, while our homes should be a cool place of refuge from the harsh summer heat, often times keeping our homes cool can be tough on our wallets.

Fortunately, there are lots of economical ways to keep your home cool and comfortable. Learn five ways you can keep cool for less.

1. Have a BBQ

Who doesn’t love a barbeque during the summer? Not only does barbequing give you an excuse to eat tasty food and get together with friends, but firing up the grill can keep your home cool. When you use your stoves and oven, heat easily becomes trapped indoors, raising the temperature of your home. This means your AC will have to work harder to keep your home cooling, inevitably raising your electricity bills. Consider cooking outdoors more often this summer for a fun way to keep your home cool and your bills lower.

2. Shady Solutions

Did you know that simply closing the shades during the sunniest part of the day could cut your cooling costs by up to 15 percent? You read that right! Utilizing the shades helps stop the greenhouse-like effect that sunshine can have on your home.

3. Program Your Thermostat

If you’re not already taking advantage of your programmable thermostat, then it is important that you start now. This is especially true if you’re out of the home for extended periods of time. By setting your programmable thermostat to automatically increase the temperature during the day, you can cut cooling costs by as much as 30 percent.

4. Change the Air Filter

In order to get the most out of your AC, you should be changing the air filter at on a regular basis. When the air filter isn’t regularly changed, it can become bogged down with dander, dirt, dust and the like, putting a strain on your system. As a result, it will cost more to cool your home.

5. Schedule a Maintenance Checkup

Have you scheduled a maintenance checkup for your HVAC system this summer? If not, don’t wait! Scheduling routine maintenance checkups at least twice annually will ensure your air conditioning system is functioning as efficiently as possible. A more efficient AC means more savings.

Learn More Ways to Keep Cool for Less With Phoenix Air

At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we want to help keep your home cool without putting a dent in your wallet. Ready to learn more efficient cooling tips and tricks? Give us a call today or schedule a Palm Beach County air conditioning service appointment online.