Help Your AC System to Work Less This Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day three-day weekend is when we celebrate the traditional end of summer. Arizona homeowners begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the last vestiges of monsoon season and blazing hot temperatures. Yet, we all know that we’re going to experience many more weeks of having to crank the air conditioning to keep cool and comfortable.

And we also understand that with high temperatures come high utility bills. And who doesn’t want relief from those skyrocketing summer energy bills? Fortunately, while the temperatures are still hot, there are some strategies you can take to lower expenses by reducing the load on your air conditioning unit.

Cover Windows

Help keep your house cool by closing blinds, curtains, shades, and shutters during the peak sunny hours of the day. This will block the sun’s rays from heating up your home’s interior spaces.

Ceiling Fans

You probably have at least a couple of ceiling fans. Nearly every Arizona home does. Make it a habit of turning them on when you’re in a room. While they don’t actually lower the temperature, they can circulate air and help your body to feel cooler by up to four degrees lower than what the thermostat is set at.

Air Filters

It’s easy to forget to change those air filters, but they really can make a difference when it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioner. If you haven’t recently, replace that dirty filter. Especially during monsoon thunderstorm season, you’ll want to inspect and possibly change out filters every month. You’ll not only save on air conditioning costs, but you’ll be breathing in cleaner, healthier air.


Labor Day weekend is the time for barbecues, swimming, and salads. By not using the stove and oven, you’ll help keep your home cooler. Even better, minimize the use of other heat-producing appliances, like dryers and dishwashers.

Smart Thermostat

Is your thermostat past its prime? It may be costing you hard earned money. A smart thermostat enables you to gain better control of your home’s temperature by reducing wasted energy and lowering your monthly electricity expenses. You’ll probably be surprised by the inexpensive price of these cost-cutting devices and often APS and SRP offer discounts or rebates to buy smart thermostats.

Want to learn more ways to save on air conditioning before summer officially ends? Call your expert technicians at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today at 480-968-5652. Don’t sweat it, call Bruce’s now.

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