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

We’re positively in the peak of summer here in Manassas Park. If you’re like most of us, you’re undoubtedly striving to stay cool without spending a lot on skyrocketing utility bills. You can always hit the pool or check out a movie to get out of the heat, but you need your home to be comfortable too.

At Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we’ve collected some tips to help you stay cool and save some money at the same time.

Use a programmable thermostat. Take full advantage 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. All you have to do is 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 make the most of the cool air from your air conditioner by using ceiling fans to spread the air in your rooms. Ceiling fans allow you to raise the temperature on your thermostat a couple of degrees without noticing a difference in your comfort.

Close your curtains and blinds. You can prevent heat from entering your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed when the sun is at its hottest in the afternoons. This easy routine will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s workload each day.

Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner in shape with annual preventive appointments will keep running at its most efficient level all summer. This can also help avert an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a Manassas Park summer. Regular air conditioner service can help uncover and repair small problems before they turn into big problems, which can be pricey.

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 show how efficient the equipment is and could help you save big each year on cooling costs.

No one can control the weather in Manassas Park, but you can control your home comfort. With these tips, you could save some money while you stay cool. Call Woody's Sudden Service Inc at 703-278-2036 or use our convenient online scheduler and we can attend to any of your air conditioner service needs or answer your questions about how to keep your home more comfortable.

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