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Cooling Your Home Efficiently (Without Replacing Your AC!)

We all want to live in great comfort, even when the temperature outside does soar. The problem is, though, that cooling your home simply does not come for free. If you are serious about living comfortably, you are going to have to pay to do so. That doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to exorbitant energy bills, though.

Read on for some helpful tips about simple ways in which you can boost energy efficiency. Be sure to contact us with any questions that you may have. Should you require any air conditioning services in Washington, D.C., we are the professionals to call.

Ceiling fans are your friends. Seriously, if you are not using your ceiling fans in your home, or if you mistake them for an antiquated technology, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. No, ceiling fans won’t actively cool the air the way that your air conditioner does. They do use far less energy than an AC, however, and can prove integral in helping to circulate cooled air throughout your home. Even air distribution and good circulation allows you to turn up the thermostat a bit, cutting down on energy use. That brings us to our next point, actually.

Upgrading your thermostat is one of the cheapest, but most effective ways, in which to squeeze more efficiency out of any air conditioner. If you are not at least using a digital thermostat, and preferably a programmable model, then you are letting money slip through your fingers. By setting temperatures more accurately, and creating cooling programs based around your schedule, you can live comfortably without boosting costs.

Finally, remember that simply blocking the sun out of your home during the day can substantially reduce heat gain. Consider buying some heavy sun blocking curtains, or even stopping by the fabric and hardware stores to fashion some on your own. Simple, affordable, and undeniably effective? Sounds like a good deal to us!

Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. for all of your air conditioning services. 

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