During hot summer days in Jacksonville, Florida, it’s tempting to run your air conditioner on full blast. However, there are many ways to keep your home cool on a hot and humid day without driving up your energy bill. Let’s look at three ways to save money on air conditioning.

Mind the Location of Your AC System

During installation, situate your outdoor AC system in a shady area. Ensure there’s sufficient room to dispose of hot air from your home. Don’t crowd the area around your unit with shrubs, plants or anything else. Keep the area clean and remove leaves or other debris from the base.

Schedule Regular AC Maintenance

Regular air conditioning maintenance will save you money on your energy bills. This service will include checking that your AC system is operating correctly and replacing any malfunctioning moving parts or hoses. Remember to replace your air filter monthly during summer. As a result, you’ll help to prevent higher energy bills and poor indoor air quality. You’ll also lower the risk of experiencing a breakdown and requiring an AC repair.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Leaving your air conditioning running day and night will guarantee a high energy bill. Avoid this by installing a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you to regulate cooling when you aren’t home. Plus, you can adjust the temperature remotely using an app on your smartphone. Program your AC system to higher temperatures while you’re away from your home, and set it to cool down just before you get home. As a result, you’ll maintain a comfortable home at all times without a high energy bill.

For other ideas on how to save money on air conditioning this summer, contact Cool Connections, Inc. at 904-685-1582. One of our friendly service technicians is ready to help you optimize your comfort and lower your cooling costs.

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