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Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power spokesman Allen Stoinski says now is the time to check your air conditioning system for the summer months.

He says if you have a covered air conditioning unit you should remove the cover and check for debris such as leaves as well as insects or rodents that may have moved in over the winter.

He says regardless of what type of air conditioning you have, it's a good time to make sure your system is in good working order, rather than waiting until you really need it to see if it's working properly.

Finally, Stoinski says you may want to consider a programmable thermostat if you don't already have one.

He says while many people assume the thermostats only save you money during the winter heating season, they can also cut your summer electric bill by reducing the load on your air conditioning system.

He says it takes more energy to adjust for a big difference in temperature than it does to maintain a fairly steady indoor temperature. That's especially true if you are heating or cooling your home by eight degrees or more at any given time.

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