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Summer may not officially be here for another week, but the warm temperatures outside would have you thinking otherwise. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to keep cool this season – just follow these tips from Patterson Plumbing.

Invest in a programmable thermostat.

A programmable thermostat lets you preset your desired temperature for different times and days. This allows you to come home to a cool house after work without running your air conditioner all day.

Improve your insulation.

More insulation = less air escaping from your home. A well-insulated house prevents the loss of cold and warm air, helping you save money all year long on heating and cooling bills.

Turn up the temperature.

You don’t need to sacrifice your comfort to save money. You will barely notice the difference in turning your thermostat up two degrees – a move that could potentially trim your energy bill by 10%.

Keep kitchen cooking to a minimum.

Cooking with the stove or oven generates a lot of heat, which can easily raise the temperature of your kitchen and adjacent rooms. Use the microwave, toaster oven, and outdoor grill as much as possible during the summer months to prevent this from occurring in your home.

Schedule a professional tune up for your cooling system.

Experts recommend having your air conditioner tuned up before the start of every summer. Not only will a tune up keep your cooling system running efficiently, it can save you money in the long-run by preventing costly breakdowns and repairs.

If you live in Pueblo County, Colorado, trust the home cooling experts at Patterson Plumbing to help you beat the heat this summer. We offer a variety of air conditioning services including installation, repair, and maintenance. Contact us online or give us a call at (719) 544-4922 to schedule your appointment with one of our licensed technicians.

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