Summer in Florida may be a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most expensive.
Air conditioning is responsible for over 50% of your electric bill in Port Charlotte during the summer, so it might not come as a shock to you that one of our most common questions is, how much does it cost to run an air conditioner?
The Cost of Staying Cool
The average cost per Kilowatt-Hour based on our geographical region is: 11.20 cents per hour. If you were running a 4 Ton air conditioner 24 hours it would more or less cost $13.44 per day. Multiply that by 30 days and you have $403.20 per month in electricity bills monthly.
While the money spent to make your home cool for your family and friends is worth every cent, there are a few ways to have the same cool feeling…without emptying your wallet.
Here is a quick and easy tips to help you save energy on your HVAC costs this summer:
Tip #1: Turn Up Your Thermostat. The summers in Southwest Florida can be hot, but if you do use your heat this season, there are a few key times to turn the temperature up a few degrees. For instance, if the home is empty and the kids are at school, there’s no need to keeps things cold and crisp for an empty house.
Turn up the temperature a few degrees while running errands. Also, if you’re planning a vacation, remember that there is no need to keep your heat cold while you are away. So the more time outside of the house, the less you need the air conditioner on. Knock a few degrees off to keep everyone at a comfortable temperature and knock a few bucks off your bill while you’re at it!
This is a quick and easy thing that you can do during the hotter months to keep the home cool while saving a few dollars. The summer season is always a good time for a home comfort system check up! Our certified HVAC technicians at Dales Air Conditioning are happy to help get your home or business ready for the summer. Contact us today!
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Our goal is to help educate our HVAC customers in the Port Charlotte and Charlotte County, Florida area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC, Heating and Air Conditioning systems).
If you are contemplating having your air conditioning repaired, Contact Dales Heating and Air Conditioning by calling (941) 629-1712 or by filling out our secure Contact Form.