How Best to Conserve AC Energy During the Hot Summer

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Summer brings backyard barbecues, family get-togethers and laid-back weekends — as well as a number of opportunities to conserve AC energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, running a central air conditioner accounts for an average of 17% of a household’s typical electricity expenditures.

The good news, however, is that options to conserve AC energy are very doable without imposing major expense or disruptive alterations. Here are some proven ways to reduce electricity bills and enhance cool summer comfort.

Keep Outdoor Heat Out

The laws of physics work against keeping summer cooling costs low. Outdoor heat energy naturally infiltrates into the cooler indoor environment, seeping in through every structural crack or other weak spot. This continuous influx of heat raises indoor temperatures and causes your air conditioner to run longer cycles, consuming more energy. Keep summer heat outdoors where it belongs with these basic steps:

Maintenance Matters When You Want to Conserve AC Energy

Seasonal AC preventive maintenance allows a qualified technician to perform manufacturer-recommended procedures that support optimum cooling at the lowest cost. It also includes an up-close inspection to identify issues that might increase energy consumption and/or lead to a major malfunction.

Ceiling Fans Are Cool

A ceiling fan’s gentle air circulation uses only about 1% of the energy consumed by a central AC, yet it makes rooms feel about 4 degrees cooler than the actual temperature. This allows for a slightly higher AC thermostat setting, which means lower monthly costs.

For more information about professional service to conserve AC energy and lower monthly costs, contact Jackson & Sons.

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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