How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

If you want to cut down your cooling costs and increase your air conditioning unit’s longevity and efficiency, be proactive about having your system regularly maintained.

Most Americans are finally beginning to feel the relief of their heating costs going down as temperatures around the nation warm up. But as any homeowner knows, you can’t get too comfortable with lowered energy costs. The sad reality is that it is just a matter of time before the heating costs turn to cooling costs for the spring and summer.

If you want to try to lower your energy costs for the long hot summer ahead, there are some simple things you can do to conserve both the energy in your home and save money on air conditioning.

Have an HVAC Technician Perform Regular Maintenance

If you haven’t had your air conditioner looked at and it will be time to start it up soon, it is best to have a professional HVAC technician perform a maintenance check. This will ensure that you aren’t sitting in the heat because the air conditioner doesn’t work when you start it up on the first hot day; it will also decrease the risk that your air conditioner isn’t running as efficiently as it should be.

Regular maintenance will cut down on the debris and dirt that might be stopping your unit from working efficiently, which will affect your monthly cooling costs. It will also make sure that you aren’t working your HVAC overtime and limiting its overall longevity.

Change Your Filters

If you haven’t changed your air filters in a while, now is the time. If the filters are clogged or dirty, then you are decreasing the air conditioning unit’s ability to work the way that it should. That means that your system is working harder than it needs to and the air isn’t flowing properly.

If you want to cut down your cooling costs and increase your air conditioning unit’s longevity and efficiency, be proactive about having your system regularly maintained. Give Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC a call 24/7 at (314) 471-7625!

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