With the onset of summer comes a noticeable uptick in electric bills for everyone with an air conditioning system in their home. HVAC systems actually account for 54% of your utility bill; more than any other system in your home.
However, there are several ways to cut down on AC costs as the temperature rises, and you can implement most of them without breaking the bank or melting in the heat:
Replace old AC units: Replacement costs keep many people running back to their ancient AC units year after year. However, it may be costing you more to keep that old machine in the long run. Many newer models are labeled with Energy Star ratings and are designed to be more energy efficient than their predecessors. Energy Star products use up to 50% less energy than other manufacturers.
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