Whether your AC has finally broken down or you’d like to stay ahead of the curve with routine maintenance, it’s important to rely on professional technicians who have the tools, equipment, materials, and expertise to ensure that your AC works well throughout the Syracuse summer. One of the most important factors to consider these days is the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment. With some due diligence and regular service, you can reduce your cooling expenses significantly.
Is Your AC filthy?
Any plan to reduce energy consumption begins with the proper maintenance of your air conditioner. Whether you have a central air unit, heat pump, or ductless mini split, you’ll need to make certain that your system is thoroughly cleaned, inspected and tuned-up on a regular basis. Over time, every piece of HVAC equipment is subject to the accumulation of dust, dirt and other grime, and this causes the system to work harder than it should over time.
What You Can Do Right Now
If you don’t currently have your AC maintained, then there’s no better time than the present to start. However, even if you have or soon will have your AC maintained, you may still be looking for ways to save right now. It’s best to entrust handling HVAC equipment to a trained professional, but here are a few things every homeowner can do:
- Use shades and curtains to keep out sunlight during the day. This is a no-brainer, but it still bears mentioning!
- Adjust the thermostat according to your comfort level. By keeping your thermostat a bit higher and adjusting it when you leave the home, you’re giving your AC a break and reducing your electric bill at the same time.
- Hire a pro (like us!) to install a zone control system. By dividing your home into distinct zones, each of which can be separately controlled, you can cut down on cooling costs.
Call your heating and plumbing experts at Rentmeister Total Home Service today!