AC Budget TipsSummer can certainly heat things up in Dane County, WI, but that doesn’t mean your home (or your utilities budget) has to follow suit. Our crew at Abner Boiler & Heating Company put together these few tips for those hot days when you just need some relief from the heat—but you don’t want to go broke in the process.

1. Get a programmable thermostat.

If you don’t already have one, get a programmable thermostat, and use it. This way, you can set your thermostat and it will self adjust based on the time of day or when it reaches certain temperatures. You can avoid running your AC all day long, thus costing you a fortune in cooling costs.

2. Take advantage of cool days or nights.

When weather permits, throw open your windows during those cool days or nights. Turn on a ceiling fan, and let that natural cool air pour into your home. By giving your AC a rest at night, you can save money during the summer months.

3. Seal off leaks.

It’s amazing how a small window or door opening can allow your cool air to escape, rather than stay contained in your home. You don’t want to pay for that air just to get away, so check your doors and windows for potential leaks, and seal them off if necessary. If you don’t know how to do this yourself, you can hire a handyman who can help you assess and repair as needed. If you simply need a more efficient air conditioner or your system needs a tune up, then our team at Abner Boiler can help you out. We carry only the best units, and our technicians provide friendly, quality work. We can help you find an efficient room AC unit or even install an entire central air conditioning system. To get a quote on any of our AC services, contact us today at (608) 274-3077.   photo credit: public domain via pixabay