With summer here and the temperatures rising, we’re seeing an increase of air conditioning use. A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling understands that your AC is a necessity so we want it to be an affordable necessity. Heating and cooling your home can make up more than 54% of your utility bill! With that in mind, we have some tips to minimize that bill while still using your AC.

  1. When you go to use your AC, turn the thermostat temperature down to the cool Once this is done, your AC should come on, offering a cool stream of air. If you don’t get any cool air, you’ll want to contact a repairman for maintenance as soon as possible.
  2. If you haven’t been using your AC, you’ll want to change the filter. For top performance, you should be changing your AC filter once a month. Your filter acts as a wall between your AC and any debris. If you have allergies, you should really try to stick to the monthly schedule of changing your filter.
  3. If your AC unit is outside, you’ll want to keep a close eye on it since it is subject to various weather conditions. You’ll want to inspect and clean the unit with a brush and cloth, but make sure it is shut off completely before you do so.
  4. Every year, we see new models of AC units being manufactured, which are more economical than previous models. To save money on your utility bill, look for an energy-efficient AC for your home. When purchasing your AC, make sure you choose one that is the correct size for your needs.
  5. When you purchase a new AC unit, make sure that it is installed correctly so that it works correctly! If installed correctly, there is less chance that you’ll have to worry about cold air escaping through cracks.
  6. As most know, New England sunrays can be very intense during the summer. If you’re going to away from your home during the day, shut your shades to block out the sun. This will add a level of insulation to help keep cold air inside.

For more tips on minimizing your utility bill or questions on our AC services, contact A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today! We can be reached by calling (603) 518-5777 or by filling out our online contact form.