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Cooling costs can plague the wallet of any homeowner once the temperature starts to rise — but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Admittedly, it’s pretty easy to hit a few buttons on the thermostat and watch the A/C go to work, but there happen to be a few ways to reduce that temperature without wasting money on energy costs. The best part? They’re inexpensive and the return is far greater!

Windows

We’re in love with shades that match the bedroom’s theme, but sometimes they’re not dark enough. Remember, even though the sun is millions of miles away, it’s managing to heat up your home! With small entry points such as your windows, this heat is sticking around, or causing your A/C unit to work that much harder. Consider darker shades that block out sunlight for a few months out of the year.

Shade Planting

Curb appeal is something near and dear to every homeowner as well, so plants help play a big role in the appearance of your home, as well as the benefits of shade provided by them. Though it’s not possible to plant a huge tree in your yard and expect it to block out every ray of sunshine, you can begin planting smaller shrubs now, and allow them to grow — ok, maybe a tree in the yard as well. Not only will this provide you with a cooler home, you’ll have the perfect place to affix that hammock!

Thermostats & Filters

Programmable thermostats act as your best friend in scenarios like this. With a range of traditional and smart options, you can keep your house at different temperatures at varying times during the day. In addition, it’s a good idea to check your filters and have them changed. During the hot months, restricted airflow can lead to higher costs, and a shorter A/C unit lifespan. Aspen A/C provides maintenance plans built for every budget that can help with these!

If you’re thinking about a new A/C system or just a little maintenance, Aspen Air Conditioning is Boca Raton’s leading provider of quality parts, service and installation. We offer unsurpassed quality and ease of appointment making. To request a quote, call us at 561-396-1500, or like us on Facebook!

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