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Air Conditioner Settings Help Cool and Cut Costs

Precautionary maintenance will help keep homes cool and bills down.

Officials with local air conditioning repair companies say precautionary maintenance will help keep homes cool and bills down.

Office Manager, Courtney Donnell of Bloomington-based Air Tech says the average thermostat setting should be 72 or 73 degrees, to keep air conditioners from working unnecessarily hard.

“We’ve had a lot of increased business the past two weeks. The hotter it gets the more the air conditioner is going to run,” Donnell said. “The coldest I’d recommend would be 70, because the colder you have it on the harder your air conditioners going to work especially on hot days like today.”

Preventative maintenance checks should be completed in the spring, she adds that programmable thermostats save the air conditioner from running too often.

Donnell also says both Vectren and Duke also provide rebates for installing higher efficiency furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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