3 Tips To Help You Save Big On Your Summer Cooling Costs
With summer in full swing, most of us having been using our home’s air conditioning systems on a daily basis, and in many cases, they are running nearly nonstop. In addition to the serious strain this can put on your system, putting you at risk of finding yourself in need of emergency repair services, running your system like this can lead to a serious spike in your monthly energy bills. No one wants to have to pay a small fortune just to keep their home at a comfortable temperature level, and we don’t believe you should have to either. In an effort to help you keep your energy bills under control this summer while still keeping your home at a cool and comfortable temperature for both you and your family, our team of experienced air conditioning professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting just a few of our most helpful tips we have gathered over the years that will help you save big on your monthly cooling costs this summer. Take the time to read through and then give us a call. We can’t wait to help you maximize both your savings and comfort this summer.
Get A Programmable Thermostat
Without a doubt, one of the best ways to help drive down your summer cooling costs is simply not to run your air conditioning system, or turn the thermostat up when you aren’t going to be home. Taking the time to turn the temperature up before leaving for work in the morning, or just flipping the switch, will go a long way in helping to minimize how long your system has to run, and helps to minimize strain as well. Unfortunately, this generally means that you will find yourself in a position where you save money on your cooling costs, but come home to a house that is blistering every day while you wait for it to cool back down. Investing in a programmable thermostat for your home, however, can solve this problem quite nicely. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your system to turn off automatically after you leave in the morning, and to come back on in time to cool the house down before you arrive back home in the afternoon. Not only will this help to lower your energy bills, but by cutting down on the use of your system, you will also be helping to extend its lifespan and make the likelihood that your system develops some kind of issue this summer that much less likely.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing out your air filters on a monthly basis is one of the easier tasks that you can undertake in an effort to improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system, and it also happens to be one of the tasks that can have the largest impact on your system over time as well. Keeping clean air filters in your intake vents will not only ensure that your system has an unimpeded intake of air to help minimize the amount of work it needs to do, it will also ensure that none of that dust and debris finds its way into your system’s machinery and has a chance to gum up the works, leading to the need for expensive repairs.
Replace Your Old System With Some More Energy Efficient
While the upfront cost of replacing your old air conditioning system might seem somewhat daunting at first, the money you can save by investing in a newer, more energy efficient can more than make up for it over time. The simple fact of the matter is that older systems just weren’t designed to the same level of efficiency that newer models are, and if you still have an older system in your home, it could be costing you more than you think, both in terms of energy consumption and the repair costs that are associated with keeping older systems running. A newer system will not only help to keep your home cool, and use less energy to do so, but newer systems generally experience fewer problems that will wind up costing you money to have repaired, especially when compared to an older system that might not have had the kind of regular maintenance it needed over the years to keep it functioning at its best.