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How to Stay Cool Without Spending a Lot on Air Conditioner Service

We’re unquestionably in the peak of summer here in Mankato area. If you’re like the majority of people, you’re most likely striving to stay cool without spending a lot on skyrocketing utility bills. Sure, it’s fun to hit the pool and cool down sometimes, but you need your home to be comfortable too.

At Northern Comfort Inc, we’ve collected some tips to help you stay cool and save some money in the process.

Use a programmable thermostat. Maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat, or consider installing one if you haven’t already. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills when you set your thermostat back 7 – 10 degrees for eight hours a day. This is effortless with a programmable thermostat. Simply program it to run at a higher temperature during the times you’re away and adjust to a cooler temperature when you’ll be home.

Circulate cool air with fans. You can amplify the cool air from your air conditioner by using ceiling fans to move the air in your rooms. Using ceiling fans enables you to raise the temperature on your thermostat a couple of degrees without a decrease in your comfort.

Close your curtains and blinds. You can block a lot of heat that enters your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed in the afternoons when the sun is hottest. This simple task will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s workload every day.

Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner maintained with annual preventive appointments will keep running at maximum efficiency all summer. Regular maintenance can also help twart an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a Mankato area summer. Regular air conditioner service can help reveal and repair small problems before they turn into big problems, which can be costly.

Look for energy efficiency in new equipment. If you need to replace your air conditioner, look for high SEER ratings and ENERGY STAR® certification. These specify how efficient the equipment is and could help you save big each year on cooling costs.

You may not be able to control the weather in Mankato area, but you can control your home comfort. By following these tips, you could save some money while you stay cool. Call Northern Comfort Inc at 507-307-4818 or use our convenient online scheduler and we can take care of any of your air conditioner service needs or answer your questions about how to keep your home more comfortable.

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