Saving Money on Air Conditioning Bills

Now that summer is officially here, you’ll be relying on your air conditioning system to keep you and your family cool all summer long. Unfortunately, staying comfortable can come with a hefty price—air conditioning bills. Making sure your air conditioner is running as efficiently as possible is perhaps is one of the best ways to keep your air conditioning bills down. Inspect your air conditioner settings. According to, heating and cooling systems account for half the energy used in a typical U.S. home. That’s a lot of energy. To help you use that energy more efficiently, and saving money on your air conditioning bills in the process, here are some simple things you can do:

Schedule regular maintenance

Come the middle of summer, you’ll be glad you did. With regular maintenance, your air conditioning system will not only work more dependably, but also work more efficiently. The more efficiently your system is working, the more money you will save on electricity bills.

Install an energy efficient system

If you need to replace your air conditioner, replace it with an air conditioning system with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The higher the SEER rating, the less energy the system uses. Less energy consumption means saving more on air conditioning bills. At Accu-Temp Heating & Cooling, you can count on us to install reliable, SEER-rated air conditioning products from Bryant®.

Use a programmable thermostat

A programmable thermostat is ideal, especially if your house is empty for part of the day. This allows you to set your air conditioner to a more efficient temperature while you’re away and then lower to a cooler temperature before you arrive home. For greater comfort, convenience and efficiency have us install a thermostat like the Evolution® System ConnexTM Control with Remote Access Capability.

Run a dehumidifier

So the humidity in your home is as low as possible, keep doors and windows closed while running the air conditioning. Since most air conditioning systems have a built- in dehumidifier, running a separate dehumidifier can help reduce the workload for your air conditioner, which in turn reduces its energy consumption.

Keep an eye on your air filter

Dirty air filters make it harder for your air conditioning system to push air through your home. In addition, dirty air filters can lead to dirty coils that, ultimately, lead to poor performance. Changing your air filter frequently helps keep your air conditioner running efficiently.

Close shades, blinds and curtains

Stop direct sunlight from creating heat by closing the curtains, blinds and shades. Also, arrange your furniture so that all vents are not covered. These two things are simple ways to reduce the cooling load on your air conditioner.

Limit the use of exhaust fans

Excessive use of kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans can also make your air conditioner work harder. Limiting the use of these items can help your air conditioner run more efficiently. Bryant Logo These are just a few easy ways you can increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system. For even more valuable tips on how to save on your air conditioning bills, check out this informative video from Alliance To Save Energy. Serving Metro Detroit since 1983, our goal at Accu-Temp Heating & Cooling is to provide comfort you can feel from a family company you can trust. Give us a call today at 586-598-2828.