Most Georgia homeowners couldn’t imagine spending a summer without air conditioning, but many are also tired of wasting energy and facing high bills. Many homeowners don’t realize that it’s possible to save money without taking drastic measures. If you keep these air conditioning and energy conservation tips from Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®  in mind, you should be able to keep your home comfortable and still save some money.

Keep Everything in Working Order

An air conditioning unit that needs maintenance or repairs will not be fully efficient, so keeping your unit in peak condition is the easiest way to conserve energy. Here are some simple steps you can take: • Replace filters every one to two months during peak cooling season. • Schedule an annual tune-up before summer or early in the season. • Take care of any recommended Augusta, GA AC repair work. • Consider replacing your unit if it is over 10 years old and breaks down frequently. These steps can help you save significantly without changing your own behavior, though of course, adopting better air conditioning and energy conservation habits will yield even greater savings.

Develop Smart Energy-Saving Habits

You don’t have to suffer in a sweltering house to save on summer utility costs. Instead, be strategic about using your air conditioner. Open windows on cool nights, use room air conditioners when you don’t need to cool the entire house, and invest in a programmable thermostat that lets the house return to a warmer temperature during the day. Finally, it may sound counterintuitive, but on hotter days, try cooling your house less. Your body is more attuned to the temperature difference than the actual temperature.

Know When Help Is Needed

If you’ve tried all kinds of air conditioning and energy conservation tips to bring your bills down without seeing any success, there may be problems in your HVAC system or home that require professional help. If this seems to be the case, please contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® at (706) 914-1617 today to schedule an inspection or other