Florida residents know that it’s not uncommon to have to run their air conditioning systems throughout the autumn months. Fortunately, there are things you can do to lessen the burden on your unit, extending its life cycle and cutting expensive utility bills in the process. Here are some of Del-Air’s top tips to give your Tampa AC system a helping hand this season:

Don’t Leave Lights On

Lights and other electrical appliances generate heat, requiring your Tampa AC system to work harder to cool a room. To help your AC out, turn off lights, TV sets, and other electronic items when they aren’t being used. You can lower your utility bills while doing your part to preserve the environment for your children and grandchildren.

Run the Bathroom Fan

While it may seem counterintuitive to save energy by turning an appliance on, running your internal exhaust fan is crucial to removing heat and humidity from a room. Switch your bathroom fan on before showering to cut excess moisture from the air and give your AC system a much-needed break. Additionally, the fan helps circulate air and makes the room feel cooler than it actually is. As a result, you won’t have to run your AC system as long to achieve the desired effect.

Install Reflective Roofing

A great way to reduce AC bills over the long term is to install heat-reflective roofing. Not only does this technology reduce the heat being absorbed by your room–and therefore permeating your home–but it also limits the amount of time you need to run your AC unit. As an added bonus, many forms of cool roofing come complete with tax breaks for homeowners. You can cut your utility bill while limiting your burden to Uncle Sam.

Cut Your AC Bills With Del-Air

Founded in 1983, Del-Air has built a reputation as one of Florida’s top HVAC businesses. We are committed to ensuring you and your loved ones stay cool and comfortable year-round. Browse our blog to learn more about our expert heating and Tampa AC system services and then call to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians today.