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Dealing with Illinois weather means keeping your air conditioner running longer than expected. Some days might feel cooler–hinting at changing seasons–only for the following week to feel blazing hot. Naturally, this “off and on” cycle means your AC unit works harder to maintain stable temperatures. Often, you can expect rising AC costs if you keep it running.

Read these tips to learn how to reduce energy costs while keeping yourself safe and comfortable at home.

Get Professional Repair or Maintenance Service

The simplest way to avoid rising AC costs is to hire professionals to repair and maintain it. HVAC systems last approximately 15 to 20 years with regular maintenance. Heavy use in the summer months increases the risk of broken evaporator coils, condenser coils, clogged air filters, or other issues. As a result, you pay higher energy costs to stay comfortable.

Call an HVAC technician to reduce energy consumption and lower your energy bills!

An HVAC technician repairing an air conditioner

How to Reduce Energy Costs on Aging Air Conditioning Units

Of course, if you have an older air conditioner, sometimes repairs and maintenance don’t address the main issue. Older ACs are notorious for using lots of energy to cool the home. However, they also risk more breakdowns than new units.

Order a new air conditioner instead of scheduling and paying for constant repairs. HVAC companies can replace your old AC unit and install a new one based on your needs, budget, and sizing requirements. These energy-saving units can cool your home without impacting the electric bills.

Schedule Service with Allied Heating and Air

If you need professional AC repairs, maintenance, or installation services, call Allied Heating and Air today. We’re expert HVAC technicians available 24 hours a day to fix your air conditioner. No matter what, our professional technicians save money on your cooling costs with energy-efficient cool air all season.

Call 847-262-3349 today for a free quote.


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