How to Save Money on Air Conditioning Your Home

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Summertime and the living is easy…except when you have to pay the bills for using all that air conditioning. The summer months make my electric bill skyrocket as I tend to crank up the central air as much as possible to fight off the humidity that seems to linger in the months of July and August. The Shine from Yahoo! came out with a great post today on how to make your air conditioning dollars go further, and we couldn’t think of a more timely post.

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Old School Thermostat

Don’t be old school when it comes to cooling your home.

Summertime and the living is easy…except when you have to pay the bills for using all that air conditioning. The summer months make my electric bill skyrocket as I tend to crank up the central air as much as possible to fight off the humidity that seems to linger in the months of July and August.

The Shine from Yahoo! came out with a great post today on how to make your air conditioning dollars go further, and we couldn’t think of a more timely post.

Americans pay on average over $1,000 a year to heat or cool their home so cutting that figure down even a little can help you save on some monthly bills. The one tip they offer that I’ve heard the most is to raise the temperature 2-3 degrees when you leave your home in the morning, if no one is going to be there for most of the day.  Having a programmable thermostat can help this be a much simpler process as you program it once and have it adjust automatically for your departure and then arrival back home. On top of that you can also have the temperature raised slightly in the middle of the night so the house is cool when you go to sleep but saves some money when you hit REM sleep.

Check out the full list of tips over on Yahoo! and start saving some money while still having a comfortable temperature at home.

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David Marine is the Chief Marketing Officer at Coldwell Banker, where he oversees the brand’s marketing efforts and content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While CMO by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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  1. Ouch! those AC bills..here are some helpful tips | Denver Moves Sondra Smith Coldwell Banker
    June 7, 2013

    […] when you have to pay the bills for using all that air conditioning. The summer months make myelectric bill skyrocket as I tend to crank up the central air as much as possible to fight off the humidity that […]

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  2. Michael Robinson
    November 16, 2017

    Thank you so much for helping me save some more money this winter on air conditioning. As you explained, Americans pay on average over $1,000 a year to heat or cool their home so cutting that figure down even a little can help you save on some monthly bills. I do not want to be a part of those statistics, and so I will make sure to raise the temperature a little bit right before I leave the home to save a little. Thanks again!

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