Tips to keep your air conditioning costs down

2:37 PM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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Worker repairing a condensing unit on a central air conditioning system.

(WZZM) - If you have air conditioning, chances are it has been running a lot this summer and you're dreading your electric bill.

Here are some some do's and don'ts of using your A/C.

Don't crank up the A/C. It won't cool faster, but will cool to a lower temperature than you wanted it to be. That will use more energy.

Set your A/C at a comfortable setting like 78 to 80 degrees and use your ceiling fan or a box fan to move air around. Fans don't use as much electricity.

Turn off the fans when you leave the house. They don't do you any good while away.

Make sure your ceiling fans are blowing down. You may have changed it for the winter.

Click here for more tips on minimizing the cost of air conditioning your home.

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