Summer is right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about the things you can do around the house to help keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)unit, or running as efficiently as possible while saving money on your utility bill.
Here are some ways to ensure that your HVAC will be ready to take on the summer heat:
1. Replace or Clean the Air Filter
A clean air filter allows the air to flow evenly throughout your home. You don’t want any dust or dirt blocking or restricting the cool air from circulating freely throughout your home. If your system has a disposable filter, it’s essential to replace your air filter at least once a month. Other types of filters need to be thoroughly cleaned roughly once a month in order to keep things working effectively. (Please note you may need to clean or replace your filters more frequently if you have pets in your home or are a smoker)
2. Keep Area Around Outdoor Unit Clear
Clear away dirt and debris from the top, and trim down any shrubbery and grass growing up around it. A good rule of thumb is to have an open space of around two feet surrounding your HVAC to avoid debris getting inside of the machine in the first place.
3. Use a Programmable Thermostat
One of the best things you can do to help with your energy bill is to install a programmable thermostat. With newer technologies, it is now possible to customize your air conditioning schedule even when you aren’t home.
4. Consider Updating Your Unit
An older unit may be costing you more money each year due to cooling loss and excess waste. Newer air conditioners are being made even more energy efficient and sometimes offer more ways to help lower energy bills.
5. Schedule and HVAC Maintenance Check or Purchase a Maintenance Contract
Our maintenance program is designed to provide you with comprehensive planned maintenance. The program is based on manufacturer’s guidelines with relation to your particular application and our professional experience. These annual contracts are beneficial to your wallet as well as your peace of mind.
When summer arrives this year, enjoy the warmer temperatures and longer days, all while staying cool and saving money!
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