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5 Tips to Keep Your Home Cooling Costs Low This Summer

plantWith summer temps regularly reaching “hotter-than-comfortable” levels this summer, you’ll want to make sure that your AC in Fort Wayne is going to reliably keep you cool during the season. Although it would be great for many of us to just crank down the thermostat and leave it there all summer long, doing so would skyrocket our energy bills and really put some strain on our systems. Following are five tips you can use to keep cool this summer without paying dearly for it when your cooling bills arrive:

  1. Have a Fort Wayne air conditioning certified technician install a programmable thermostat in your home. We can install one for you and help you learn how to program it; you need to set the temperature higher when no one is at home, and set the thermostat so that it begins to cool your home about 30 minutes prior to coming home. You can also set your thermostat to a higher temperature during vacation time too, which will save you a lot of money.
  2. Choose the right temperature for your home; set your thermostat for a temperature that makes sense for your home. On average, a good temperature for day and night is 74 degrees and 78 degrees. It’s best to avoid large variations in temperatures because your unit is going to work harder to accommodate temperature swings.
  3. Be extra diligent with keeping doors closed. This may be a challenge if you have small children, who rush outside to play and come back in 15 minutes. Keeping as much of a barrier between the indoors and the outdoors can make a huge difference, in how hard your air conditioning unit has to work. In addition, keep doors closed to rooms that are not in use, and close off the vents in those rooms. There is no point cooling them, and you’ll force the cool air to the areas of the home that are being used.
  4. Ceiling fans can help you feel cooler throughout the summer, even though they themselves do not actually cool the air. What they do excel at, however, is improving air circulation. Fans can help abate the heat as it moves air through your home. It can force hotter air that has risen, to the ceiling, and back down to be cooled.
  5. Have a certified technician in HVAC in Fort Wayne come and inspect your air conditioning in Fort Wayne. Preventative maintenance can keep your cooling costs low and save you money in the future. Your unit can’t function properly or efficiently if it isn’t in good shape, and our certified technicians are trained to detect small problems before they become big problems. Schedule an appointment to repair & service air conditioning and heating units to make sure your unit is in the best, most efficient shape possible.

Finding a balance between staying cool and managing cooling costs doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor! Contact Masters today for all your cooling needs and to make an appointment for your preventive maintenance tune-up.

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