Air Conditioning Tips
Replace your air filters.
It's important to inspect the air filters in your air conditioning regularly, especially during the summer months. It's recommended that you change the filters every three months. Dirty air filters restrict air flow and require more energy to cool your home. Additionally, a build-up of dust and dirt can lead to system failure and costly repairs.
Get regular tune-ups.
Similar to how a regular tune-up is necessary for maintaining your car and improving gas mileage, a tune-up for you air conditioner can reduce your energy costs and increase the lifespan of your equipment. Contact us to schedule a maintenance appointment.
Install a programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allow you to automatically reduce the energy consumption of your unit for periods of time when you're not home. This saves the average homeowner over $180 a year in energy costs.
Seal your ventilation ducts.
Allowing air to leak from your ventilation ducts results in a huge waste of energy. You can improve your system's energy efficiency by as much as 20 percent by having a qualified technician inspect and seal your air ducts.
Upgrade to energy-efficient equipment.
Modern air conditioners are highly energy efficient and can save you a fortune in energy costs. Additionally, they are built to last longer, reducing the incidence of breakdowns and the need for repairs. Consider having your equipment upgraded by a certified HVAC technician.