Roughly half of the energy an average American household uses every year
goes to heating and cooling, making it one of the biggest expenses the
average homeowner has to deal with. This is particularly true during summers
here in Florida, which are notorious for intense heat and extreme humidity.
With summer in full-force, many people will be firing up their air conditioners
to try to seek relief from this problem, but that could lead to a massive
electric bill each month. If you want to try to save money without being
forced to sweat all summer long, here are a few simple maintenance tips
you can follow.
Do It Yourself
The easier your air conditioner can do its job, the less energy it will
consume, and that means less pain for your wallet each month. Making your
air conditioner’s job easy is a matter of simple maintenance, which
every homeowner can and should do. First, regularly check and replace
your air filter to ensure maximum air flow in and out of your system as
well as the most effective removal of dust and pollen. Second, clean and
clear the area around your outdoor unit to make sure air flow around your
unit is unencumbered. You should notice your system working significantly better.
Make Small Investments
You don’t have to completely replace your air conditioner to improve
your energy consumption. In fact, a few small investments could shrink
your energy bills substantially without any noticeable reduction in comfort.
Programmable thermostats allow you to set when your system turns on and
off each day, as well as what temperature they should be set at. Also,
a duct cleaning service can ensure your ducts are free and clear from
dust and other debris that can inhibit air flow. Cleaning your ducts also
removes dust and other allergens from the air, which could provide you
with some much-needed allergy relief.
Call a Professional
Your HVAC system is a lot like a car: both require regular maintenance
in order to function properly and preserve their longevity. Just like
you have to get your oil changed regularly to keep your car in good health,
you need to maintain your air conditioner to prevent a major breakdown
that leads to huge expenses. Before you start cranking up your air conditioner
for long hours each day, call a Palm Beach County air conditioning technician
for a high-quality maintenance service. This will ensure that moving parts
are prepared and ready for the months of use and that your wallet won’t
have to bear the brunt of a breakdown when you absolutely need your system the most.
Call Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at (888) 660-4337 to schedule a maintenance service appointment
and make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heavy workload summer brings!