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Summer is here in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Along with the long-awaited warm weather, comes a surge in your energy bills. As the hot weather sets in, your AC will be working hard. There are some easy ways to lower your energy usage. The following tips will help you to reduce your energy bills this summer.

Turn Off Your AC

Turn your AC off when you’re sleeping or not at home. Even just setting your AC temperature to no lower than 80 degrees Fahrenheit when you are away from your home will help to save money. You can save four to eight percent of your cooling costs for every degree that your thermostat is raised.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is a great energy-efficient tool. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your AC to a warmer setting while you are out and then automatically cool your home down just before you return.

A smart thermostat allows you to control your AC system from wherever you are, right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Where you place your thermostat affects the way your AC works. If you place it on a wall near a hot window, for example, your AC will kick on more often, thinking the room is hotter than it really is.

Use a Fan

A ceiling fan can reduce energy costs. It can cool your room by up to four degrees. You can turn down your thermostat if it gets cool enough in your room.

Close Blinds and Curtains

During the hottest part of the day, keep the sun out by closing your curtains and blinds. This will also help to insulate your windows, stopping the cold air from escaping.

Call The A/C Guys at 912-268-1514 for more information on saving energy this summer.

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