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Best Ways To Lower Your Electric Bill This Summer

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Summers in Chicago are known to be hot and humid. While cranking up your AC is a surefire way to keep cool, it can lead to steep electric bills. Fortunately, there are some tips you can take to achieve a comfortable space without overusing energy.

Below, Comfort Zone Service provides simple steps to maintain a refreshing home while cutting energy costs.

Tips for Lowering Your Electric Bill

Cutting back on utility bills without sacrificing comfort doesn’t have to be complicated. Some steps to take this summer include:

Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are relatively affordable, and the installation process is easy. These devices allow users to adjust the temperature of their home effortlessly. You can program your preferred cooling schedule to keep your space cool when you’re home and raise the temperature when you’re away so less energy is consumed.

Unplug Devices

A great rule of thumb is to unplug your appliances when they’re not in use. Computers, gaming consoles, lamps, and other devices or electrical appliances can consume power without your knowledge. Unplugging them when you’re asleep or away on a trip is a great way to reduce energy consumption.

Replace Your Air Filter

Dirty, clogged air filters prevent your AC from producing cool air effectively. Cleaning off your filters or replacing them will ensure proper airflow so your unit doesn’t have to work harder and use more energy to cool your home.

Use Ceiling Fans

Before blasting the AC whenever you want to cool your space, consider using ceiling fans. Set your AC to a reasonable temperature and run your ceiling fan counterclockwise so it can push the air conditioning upward and circulate it around the room. In comparison, fans use less energy than AC units.

Install Window Treatments

As the sun shines through your windows, your home will warm up. Blackout curtains or blinds significantly decrease the sunlight and heat entering your home. As a result, your AC unit won’t have to work as hard to cool your space, and less energy is used.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Routine air conditioning maintenance should always be a priority. We recommend hiring a professional from Comfort Zone Service every spring to provide thorough inspections, cleanings, and tune-ups as needed, ensuring your AC is ready to meet your cooling needs each summer.

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Established in 1988, Comfort Zone Service is a leading family-owned and -operated HVAC company in Southwest Chicago. We provide our community with superior AC services performed by NATE-certified, background-checked, and drug-tested technicians. Our team is licensed, insured, and ready to tackle any job you need.

We service all brands for your convenience. Depend on us for prompt, reliable, and affordable same-day service and a one-trip guarantee for added peace of mind. We also provide financing options to make the process seamless and stress-free.

Ready to enjoy energy-efficient cooling? Schedule an appointment online or call Comfort Zone Service today.

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