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Save Energy On Your Air Conditioning This Summer!

As we work our way through the hottest parts of the summer here in Holly Springs, NC, homeowners are firing up their air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable more than ever. But with rising energy costs, many of us are looking for ways to keep our homes cool without breaking the bank. We're committed to helping our neighbors stay comfortable, save energy, and save money. Here are six energy-saving tips that will help you maximize your AC's efficiency and minimize your energy bills, courtesy of your friends here at Comfort Pro.

Play Around With Your Thermostat

Your thermostat is your best friend when it comes to saving energy. Set it to 78°F (26°C) when you're home and awake. For every degree higher you set your thermostat in the summer, you can save about 3% on your cooling costs. Feeling brave? Try 80°F (27°C) and use fans to create a wind-chill effect. When you're asleep or away, bump it up even higher. Better yet, invest in a programmable or smart thermostat that can automatically adjust the temperature based on your schedule.

A Fan-tastic Idea

Ceiling fans are not just for show – they help save energy too! By creating the aforementioned wind-chill effect, fans can make a room feel up to 4°F cooler, allowing you to raise your thermostat setting without sacrificing comfort. Just remember to turn fans off when you leave the room; they cool people, not spaces.

Seal The Deal

Your cool air could be escaping through cracks and gaps around windows and doors. Take some time to inspect these areas and seal any leaks you find. Weather-stripping and caulk are inexpensive solutions that can lead to significant energy savings. Don't forget about your ducts – up to 30% of cooled air can be lost through leaky ductwork!

Mind Your Filters

A dirty air filter is like forcing your AC to breathe through a straw – it's inefficient and can lead to higher energy consumption. Check your filter monthly during peak cooling season and change it when it looks dirty, or at least every three months. This simple task can lower your AC's energy consumption by up to 15%!

Shade Is Your Best Friend

The sun beating down on your home can make your AC work overtime. Use blinds, curtains, or shades to block out the sun during the hottest parts of the day. For a long-term solution, consider planting trees or installing awnings on the sunniest side of your house. Your AC (and your energy bill) will thank you!

Give Your AC Some TLC

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your AC running efficiently. Schedule annual tune-ups with us at Comfort Pro to ensure your system is operating at peak performance - or better yet, sign up for our Comfort Club! Between professional visits, keep the outdoor unit clean and free from debris, and make sure indoor vents aren't blocked by furniture or curtains.

Bonus Tip: Is It Time For An Upgrade?

If your AC is over 10 years old, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Modern, energy-efficient models can use up to 40% less energy than older units. While there's an upfront cost, the long-term savings on your energy bills can be substantial.

Call On The Pros To Help Survive The Summer

At Comfort Pro, we're more than just an AC repair service – we're your partners in comfort and energy efficiency. By following these tips, you can enjoy a cool, comfortable home while keeping your energy bills in check. And remember, if you need any help implementing these energy-saving strategies or if your AC needs some expert attention, just send us a message or call 984-345-2556 anytime. Stay cool!

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