Lowering energy bills is a tough one. There are many improvements throughout your home you can make to bring the charges down.
With your HVAC system, you can have yearly maintenance performed in Spring and Fall to make sure your system is running at peak efficiency. That helps.
Changing filters in a timely manner helps too. Don’t make it work harder to move air just because you don’t want to change that filter. It not only costs more in the long run, it shortens the life of your unit too!
Make sure your outside condenser coils are rinsed on a regular basis. Just rinse with a water hose, not a pressure washer! Cottonwood trees, dirt and debris from just mowing can all clog your coils!
Keep vegetation from growing around your outside unit! Free airflow is you’re A/C’s best friend!
You may think bushes are covering up an ugly unit, but in reality, they just make your unit work harder than it should and again can shorten its’ life.
Think of your A/C like anything else, take care of it, do regular maintenance and do what you can to not stress it out unnecessarily. That right there is going to save you money and heartache all the way around!
When your system is on its’ last leg, there comes a time when you decide if it is cost effect to keep repairing it. We can provide you a chart and useful information that will help you decide. There are times when it just makes sense to replace an aging unit and sometimes the ductwork as well. New efficiency standards may save you significant money on your electric bills! Heck, we have had customer that the energy savings from a new unit have paid for the unit in a few short years. A unit paying for itself is a HUGE bonus!