How to Stay Cool Without Spending a Lot on Air Conditioner Service08/19/2015 We’re definitely in the peak of summer here in La Puente. If you’re like most people, you’re probably attempting to stay cool without resulting skyrocketing utility bills. Kids may love hitting the pool every day, but you need your home to be comfortable too. At Temp Air System Inc, we’ve pulled together some tips to help you stay cool and save some money in the process. Use a programmable thermostat. Take full advantage of your programmable thermostat, or contemplate 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. A programmable thermostat makes this so easy. It’s easy—just program it to run at a higher temperature during the times you’re away and adjust to a cooler temperature when you will be home. Circulate cool air with fans. You can maximize 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 a decrease in your comfort. Close your curtains and blinds. You can avoid excess heat entering your home through your windows with curtains, blinds or shades. Just keep them closed in the afternoons when the sun is hottest. This simple task will keep your home a little cooler and lighten your air conditioner’s workload every day. Schedule routine air conditioner service. Keeping your air conditioner maintained with annual preventive appointments will keep running at peak efficiency all summer. This can also help avert an air conditioner breakdown in the heat of a La Puente summer. Regular air conditioner service can help reveal and repair small problems before they turn into big problems, which can be expensive. Look for energy efficiency in new equipment. If you’re looking 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. You may not be able to control the weather in La Puente, but you can control your home comfort. With these tips, you could save some money while you stay cool. Call Temp Air System Inc at 626-587-4559 or use our convenient online scheduler and we can take care of any of your air conditioner service needs or answer your questions about how to keep your home more comfortable.