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cars365

10:23AM | 07/23/12
Member Since: 12/13/11
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I live in a fairly large home here in CA, where it's very hot during the summer. I keep it at 77 degrees for the AC around this time of the year. Last summer my energy bill was ridiculously high because of the AC unit. Should I still go to a higher degree?

danielleb

06:13PM | 07/29/12
Member Since: 12/20/10
130 lifetime posts
It sounds to me like your AC isn't working efficiently and/or you have a house that leaks cool air like a sieve. I'd start with researching whether you have a large enough AC for your home and then determine whether your windows need to be upgraded. You can also use fans for air flow.

astepper

10:27PM | 07/30/12
Member Since: 04/18/12
5 lifetime posts
We've had a terrible time keeping air conditioning costs down. I found some ideas online like checking for leaks in windows, doors, roof, etc. as well as keeping shades drawn. Also, be sure to change your air filters regularly too.
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