Energy bills are usually not fun to look at during the summer. Costs spike as you use your air conditioner more and more to keep your home cool. According to Energy Star, about half of your utility bill during the summer goes toward air conditioning.
That’s why air conditioning companies like On Time Elmer always preach about the importance of energy-efficient air conditioning units. Sure, there is a bigger investment up front, but the pay off of lower utility bills for years after should make up for it. Energy-efficient systems also increase your chances for rebates, which immediately help with the cost of your new air conditioner.
In addition, you, as a homeowner, can also follow a few simple steps to help the efficiency of your AC. First, regularly clean your air filter. Close the blinds, especially those that face the sun. Use ceiling fans to help circulate air in the rooms you are using. And avoid using the oven as much as possible.
It all adds up in the end.