It’s great to kick back and relax, isn’t it? Especially on a warm, sultry summer day when you don’t have anything important to do, or anywhere special to be.
Well, one of the things that our customers find especially relaxing is not paying too much to cool their homes. Here are just a few of the ways they manage to keep their electricity bills under control, and now, so can you:
- Give it a whirl. One way to cool your home for less is with one or more ceiling fans that rotate in both directions. That way, during the warm weather months, the fan will push the cool air back down, thus enabling you to feel as cool as you like at higher-than-normal thermostat settings.
- Block that sun. Let’s say, for example, that your house has an east and west exposure. In the morning, you’ll want to keep your shades and curtains drawn to prevent your house from over-heating. Shortly after the noon hour, you can open them back up while you shut things down on the west side of your house. Blocking direct exposure from the sun also helps protect you from harmful UV rays.
- Trim your shrubs. Your outside condensing unit needs plenty of space to vent heat. So if you have grass and/or shrubbery that’s growing near it and blocking the flow of heat, trim it back so your system won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool.
- Change your filter. Your AC filter should be cleaned or replaced every thirty to sixty days (or as needed) to remove dust and other debris, the kind that blocks the flow of cool air into your ducts and, eventually, your home.
- Have your air ducts inspected. Even a small crack or leak inside your ductwork can be sending generous amounts of cool air where it isn’t needed: namely, inside your attic. Having them periodically inspected can help to minimize wasted cool air.
Also, when was the last time your central AC system was professionally cleaned and inspected? If it’s been a year or more, don’t let another minute go by before Service Pros, Inc. for prompt service and dependable results. With annual preventative maintenance performed by a highly trained and experienced member of our home comfort team, you can look forward to significant energy savings, fewer repairs, a longer system lifespan, and other benefits we know you’ll appreciate.