If you think you are already paying too much for your air conditioner bill, then this is the time to find a solution on how to avoid the problem next time you will get your monthly electric bill.

Below are the three and effective tips from Andrew Seale.

Lower Your Air Conditioning BillTip : Optimize Your Air Conditioner

Turning the thermostat on your air conditioner up a degree or two can make a big difference to your air conditioning bill. As well, inspect and clean the filters and coils on your unit and, if possible, place the unit in the shade.

Tip 2: Time It Right

If your A/C has a programmable thermostat, set it so that it turns the thermostat up or off during peak hours (weekday afternoons from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) when you’re not at home.

If the temperature goes down at night, toss on the ceiling fans – they use 10 per cent of the power that central air requires. If you don’t have them, they cost around $600 to $1,500 including installation.

Tip 3: Keep It Covered

When it comes to insurance, unfortunately your A/C is not covered for basic wear and tear. However, if extreme weather (much like we’ve seen as of late) has damaged your central air unit – your policy might come to your aid. You can, however, purchase specific policies geared towards protecting your heating, ventilation and air conditioning units.