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The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.

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3 Things You Need To Know About Your AC System And Your Utility Bill

Ross Stewart

Everyone would like to save money on their utility bill. If you are not careful, you can easily overspend on your energy bill each month. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep your bill low without causing everyone in the house to become overheated. Here are a couple tips.

1. Close The Vents and The Room Doors

If you have rooms that are not being used in the house, you should make sure that those vents are closed. Part of the reason why it takes so much energy to cool down your house is because it has to cool the entire house. If there are parts of the house that aren't used regularly, like a storage room or a guest room, you can save a good deal of money by simply closing off those rooms.

It should be mentioned, that if you just close the vent, you will obstruct the air in that room, but the AC will still try to cool it because the door is open. This can actually cost you money. This is why you need to make sure that if the vent is closed, so is the door as well.

2. Move Your Air Conditioner's Thermostat

A thermostat will detect the heat in the house from its immediate location. This means if you have the thermostat by the stove, TV, or any other thing that gives off heat next to the thermostat, you are asking for problems. It will detect the house as being hotter than it really is and cause the AC to turn up more and more. This is why you should look at the furniture that you have put around the thermostat and determine if it could be affecting your AC.

3. Adjust Your Thermostat When You Are Not Home

Some people have adopted the misunderstanding that it takes more energy to adjust the thermostat throughout the day. For example, they believed if they turn the AC to 80 degrees while they are gone, and then back down to 75 when they are home, it would take more money. This is simply not the case. It does not take more energy to try and cool it those extra 5 degrees when you get home. It will however save you money on your utility bill in the long run.

These are just 3 things you need to know about saving money on your energy bill. 

For professional air conditioning services, contact a company such as Advanced Heating & Cooling.