When summer hits here in Nanuet, NY, your air conditioner needs to perform every day in order to keep your home cool. This is more than a luxury: without a comfortable home, the high heat can be an active health risk. But running the air conditioner during those hot months can end up costing you a huge amount in monthly bills. You shouldn’t have to break the bank just to keep cool. Here are a few simple ways to keep those high AC bills under control without having to skimp on the cooling power you need.
Program Your Thermostat Carefully
Many people mistakenly believe that running their AC all day saves money over trying to cool a hot house down when you come home in the afternoon. This is a huge and very costly mistake. Instead, program your thermostat to turn on the air about 20 minutes beforee you arrive home, and set it for slightly higher than you normally would. Your home will feel cool and comfortable and you won’t believe how much money you save.
Regular maintenance from a trained technician is designed to treat the very kinds of inefficiency that can lead to higher bills. If you haven’t schedule a session this year, now is the perfect time to do so.
Install a Dehumidifier
New York’s humidity in the summer can be even worse than its high temperatures, making your home feel much hotter than it is and putting a huge amount of strain on your air conditioner. The solution is a whole-house dehumidifier, installed by professionals, which can ease the strain off of your system and reduce humidity levels to a more acceptable state. In addition to lowering your AC bills, it can reduce the risk of a breakdown in your air conditioner as well.
For air conditioning services of all kinds, you can count on Design Air, Inc. to get the job done!