As the outdoor temperatures rise in Dayton, OH, so does your electric bill. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way. This blog offers guidance on how to keep your air conditioning bills from skyrocketing when summer’s heat is at its worst. Sarah Rae Trover posted several tips on about how to decrease AC bills. Below is some of her advice: •Use fans. Instead of turning the thermostat down, turn a fan on. Fans can make you feel several degrees cooler, and they’re incredibly cheap to run. •Cool efficiently. If you’re wondering where to set your thermostat, 78 degrees is ideal. This magic number keeps you cool while helping your cooling system to run efficiently. •Draw blinds. If you have windows that get direct sunlight, make sure to draw the curtains or blinds to help prevent the hot rays from coming into your room. •Rethink your furniture. If you have couches, chairs, and TV stands that block AC vents, it’s time to rearrange. In addition to prepping your home for the heat, I think it’s also important to keep your body cool. Below are some ways to maintain your cool in the midst of a hot season: •Drinking cold water or other refreshing drinks •Taking cool showers instead of hot ones •Wearing clothes that breathe •Swapping heavy sheets and thick blankets for lighter covers Another suggestion Trover makes is to ensure your air conditioning system is running optimally [] by having experts do a tuneup. The professionals at Allied Services offer annual AC and HVAC tuneups. We’ll find and fix any energy wasters, such as broken parts or leaky vents, returning your system to its best. Contact us at (937) 269-5059 to make an appointment for your Dayton home today. We’re here for you year-round, offering everything from air conditioning repairs to heating installations. We look forward to serving you.