How to Lower Your AC Bill

The 4 Best Ways to Lower Your AC Bill

1. Change Your Air Filter

Replacing air filters is one of the simplest and most important things you can do for your AC. If you don’t change your air filter regularly, you may be wasting energy each month.

Air filters are designed to catch and trap particles that circulate through the air in your home, but if too much dirt, dust, and other debris piles up, your AC will lose efficiency. That’s because a clogged filter impedes airflow, which means your air conditioner must work much harder to do its job. When your filter is clean, air will flow freely, and your AC can run on less energy.

2. Keep Doors and Windows Closed

When outdoor temperatures are moderate, cracking the windows in the evening may help you keep your home cooler. However, it’s best to keep the windows shut when it’s hot outside, which is pretty much year-round in Florida. When temperatures reach upwards of 90 degrees, it may only take a few minutes for the air outside to come through an open door or window and increase the temperature in your home. Don’t waste money by giving your AC extra work to do. Next time you go to get the mail or let the dog outside, be sure to close the door behind you.

3. Use Blinds and Curtains

Adding the right window treatments to your decor is a great way to keep your home a little cooler and save energy, but the trick is to do it strategically. First, you want to go for light colors rather than dark because light colors absorb less heat. To compete with the sun’s rays, close blinds and curtains on the windows that face east in the morning and the windows that face west in the afternoon.

4. Schedule Preventive AC Maintenance

The more efficiently your AC system runs, the less energy it’ll have to use to keep your home comfortable. And since your heating and cooling costs can account for 50 percent or more of your monthly energy bill, you want your AC to run as efficiently as possible. One of the best ways to keep your AC running at peak efficiency is by scheduling regular preventive maintenance.

Contact Complete Air Mechanical for AC Service

At Complete Air, our affordable maintenance plans make it easy to get your AC the maintenance it needs. Contact us today to start saving.

Call us today at (407) 915-0144 or schedule an appointment online.