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How to Lower Air-Conditioning Costs As Summer Heats Up

If you’re tired of getting enormous electric bills every summer, today’s blog is for you. It contains five easy recommendations for keeping your AC costs down without suffering through summer’s hottest days. Following these quick tips will keep you cool and comfortable – while also keeping your monthly expenses on track.

1) Make sure your air filters are clean

Cleaning dirty air filters, or even buying new ones, will keep your AC unit from working too hard as it circulates cool air around your house or apartment.

2) Program your thermostat to reasonable temperatures

Options include keeping your thermostat at a consistent 78°, or programming it higher during any day you are not home. Whatever your preference, certainly the last thing you want to do is keep your AC unit running at low temperatures throughout the day if you will not even be there to enjoy it.

3) Purchase a fan

A portable or ceiling fan can be especially effective at cooling you off, especially at night; they also use a fraction of the amount of electricity required to power an AC unit.

4) Turn the basement into your main living area

The coolest room in your home may very well be the basement, especially if it has limited amounts of windows and bright sunlight.

5) Consider an AC unit service check

Most of us simply turn on and off our AC units throughout the summer without considering how well the unit is functioning. Instead, consider paying a professional to do a quick home visit to make sure your air-conditioning is running as efficiently as possible. Any money you pay upfront for the AC “checkup” might lead to bigger savings down the road, especially if the professional spots a problem in your unit and fixes things before they escalate.

We are J.G. Wentworth, the nationwide leader in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash, and we hope these five quick tips will help you keep your air-conditioning costs as low as possible this summer. We are also available anytime to talk to structured settlement or annuity payment recipients who are interested in selling their future payments for cash they can use much sooner. If you’d like to learn more about what we do, and how we can help you, call us anytime at 877-227-4713.