Don’t wait until the summer heat is already here to start thinking about getting your air conditioning units ready to keep you cool without sending your energy bills sky high. Consider these suggestions for lowering your AC costs this summer.
- Schedule Regular Routine Maintenance: A semi-annual maintenance program for your HVAC system is the best way to keep your system operating safely and efficiently. Call an HVAC company to come out to inspect and clean your unit every fall and spring.
- Clean the coils: Good for you if you’re changing your AC filters regularly, but indoor and outdoor coils also get choked up with dust and debris. Have an HVAC pro give them a spring tune-up.
- DIY Tips: There’s a lot you can do to lower your bills. The Department of Energy says window coverings like awnings and shades can reduce heat gain by up to 77%. They also point out that you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.
Since we’re talking about staying cool, what’s actually in the forecast for summer 2017? Sounds like it’s hot but there will be more rain and less heat in much of the US compared to 2016. AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok says, “I think we’ll have some hot weather, but it won’t be as prolonged as we saw last year a couple of times.”
Questions? Give Barrett & Sons Inc. a call today at (210) 659-5801. We’re an air conditioning maintenance company in Schertz, TX.