Air ConditionersGetting ready to open the first utility bill of the summer season is never done without a little bit of trepidation. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. With a few helpful hints and some planning, you can reduce the operating costs of air conditioners. Some take just a few minutes to incorporate, and others a phone call.

  • Thermostat – There are two things regarding the thermostat that can help you reduce the operating costs of air conditioners. One is raising the setting by just one or two degrees. Often, just a one degree change will not adversely affect your comfort level, yet could reduce your bill by quite a bit. The second thing to consider is whether the temperature needs to be the same all the time. Periods of inactivity or long periods of not being home may let you set it higher. A programmable thermostat is useful for handling scheduled changes without having to think about it.
  • Filter – Replacing your AC filter is a quick and easy job. Not only does a clogged filter shorten the life of air conditioners, but it also makes them run less efficiently. The harder your air conditioner has to work, the more it is costing you in operating costs.
  • Maintenance – Make the call and have your system serviced. A properly maintained air conditioning system runs more efficiently, and it lasts longer. This makes a difference in the operating costs both on a short-term and overall basis.

Call us at Ryals Brothers Inc. when you need help keeping your utility bills under control. We can help with a programmable thermostat and maintenance that will save you money and extend the life of your equipment.