Heating and Cooling Services
We understand that air conditioners are supposed to be sturdy machines built for longer use. However, it is important to conduct regular maintenance to ensure their efficiency and long life. All an air conditioner requires is some care and attention to maintain peak operating efficiency and increased comfort. Neglecting regular maintenance of your air conditioner can lead to loss of peak cooling efficiency that results in higher electricity bills, possible higher costs of maintenance and even early replacement.
Each year that regular maintenance check-ups are skipped can lead to a loss up to 5% of its efficiency which can become significant over time. The relatively low cost of an annual check-up and regular maintenance services can lead to savings on electricity bills, repair bills and replacement costs. Even if you were able to put this scenario off for years, a tune-up can bring back your A/C’s efficiency to optimum levels.
Soaring Energy can cost you a fortune! Today it is important to take proper steps to make your home feel more comfortable without spending more than you already have to. Here are a few steps that can help you maintain a cooler home all summer long!
- Get regular check-ups, twice a year, to keep your air conditioner running efficiently and to prevent any costly repairs. It is much easier and cost-effective to prevent damage than to repair.
- Do not forget to change your system’s filter once a month. This will help the air to flow freely through your air conditioner and make it an easier task for the system to operate properly.
- It is recommended to keep your curtains and shades drawn on the south and west windows of your home. This can often provide an average utility savings of 3% – 6% and can help decrease the load on you’re A/C system.
- Always remember to turn off your outdoor unit when mowing your grass. If debris and cut grass is blown into the outdoor unit then it can interfere with the airflow and lead to decreased efficiency levels of your air conditioner and heating systems.
- Make sure to plant a tree. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and provide shade to your home from the sun naturally.
If you’re planning to leave your home for a long weekend or maybe taking a day trip, never turn OFF your air conditioner. You might think that it sounds absurd and might cost you heavily but it won’t. This is because your home cannot start to cool off instantly and could lead to high electricity bills. Your air conditioner on warm days, if turned off, would have to work harder to get back to the desired temperature when you return home and lead to the use of extra electricity as well.
In summer, heat and humidity builds up in your home’s walls, furniture and carpet that could take hours to eliminate. To avoid such conditions, when leaving your home for the day or long periods, increase the temperature by up to 4 degrees, instead of turning your A/C off. This could help you keep those utility bills lower and make you feel comfortable when you arrive back home.
- Save up to 10% on utility bills.
- Maintain manufacturer warranty.
- Prolonged equipment life.
- Fewer unexpected service calls.
- Improved heating and cooling capacity.
- Protection against rising energy costs.
- Healthier indoor air.
- Conserve our nation’s energy supply.
- Peace of mind.
- Improved family safety with carbon monoxide checks.
- Have your furnace checked annually.
- Furnaces should be cleaned and tuned up before each heating season.
- Make sure you have adequate insulation in the attic and walls of your home
- Take steps to keep air from leaking around doors and windows
- Regularly check and replace filters on your furnace.
- Lower your thermostat setting when you are not at home.