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As a homeowner, you might be torn between turning on your air conditioning unit while being comfortable and saving energy but being hot. But what if you could run your air conditioning at a comfortable temperature while saving money on your energy bills? Turn off your unit while you are away and you could save money.

Heat goes where it is not. Therefore when you are away during the day and the whole house is constantly being cooled the heat will be more inviting to enter the house, cooling the house over and over. If you turn off your air conditioning while away, when you get home the unit will only have to cool the house once.

By turning off your unit while you are away from your home you will save money on your energy bills. Although you might think that the harder an appliance runs the more energy it is using that is not the case when it comes to your air conditioner. If you run your unit all day, even when you are away, you risk taking years off the life of the system.

Install a programmable thermostat in your home to effectively regulate the temperature in your home. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature at different times of the day depending on when you are home and away.