Back-to-school air conditioner service and other energy savings tips in Salt Lake City Published on September 18, 2015 While back-to-school season doesn’t formally mean the end of summer is here, it does mean that your family’s energy habits will undoubtedly change. The way kids complete their homework has changed quite a bit from the days of pulling out a pad of paper or homework sheets and a pencil at the dinner table after school. It’s progressed to be more an exercise in electricity usage. Seeing as this increases the amount of energy we’re using, having air conditioner service completed now could not only help make a difference before you turn your furnace on, but paired with these energy saving tips, it may help you decrease your monthly energy expenses. Select times for high energy consumption. Charging devices like tablets and laptops at the least expensive times of the day helps decrease energy costs. On days where it feels like you can’t keep devices unplugged for a decent amount of time, try to counterbalance it with less energy consumption through reduced television or less device time later in the night.Long sleeves are your friend. As the weather in Salt Lake City cools down, our wardrobe changes. This allows us to try and save some energy by setting our thermostats accordingly, but it’s also the perfect time to think about having your annual air conditioner service performed. Not only does it help improve the system’s efficiency, it can mean lower energy usage and can lead to decreased energy costs.Get outdoors. Plain and simple, when you are outside the need to heat and cool the inside of your home is decreased, lowering your energy consumption. You don’t have lights flipped on, and if you’re a really savvy homeowner, you’ll turn your thermostat up a few degrees if you plan on being gone for an extended period.Sure, back-to-school season can bring about a number of other lifestyle changes and require getting accustomed to a new routine, but there are a few pointers you can take to help reduce your energy consumption. Air conditioner service is a natural fit to help do this. Plus, it requires little to no effort from you. When you’re ready to schedule air conditioner service as we head towards cooler weather, give us a call at 801-871-8425 or schedule an appointment with us online.