With summer temperatures quickly rising you may be starting to fret about your upcoming power bills. HVAC units are a blessing for keeping you comfortable, but the cost of keeping them running can be daunting. These simple HVAC maintenance tips will help save you money on your energy bills this summer.
Replace Old Units
While the initial cost of replacing an HVAC unit may seem daunting, the overall improvement in efficiency will likely prove worth it. If you have an old unit that has not been maintained it’s probably using more than its fair share of power to do a less than excellent job. Updating to a new, energy-efficient model will keep your home cooler for less.
Add a Programmable Thermostat
Switching to a programmable thermostat is a simple way to help cut back on your air conditioning needs this summer. Since they allow you to schedule your home’s temperature to your schedule, you’ll save energy by not running your HVAC at full power during the day. Not only can you program it to run less while you’re at work, but with some, you can create different temperature baselines for different rooms.
Keep Filters and Vents Clean
Not only can dirty vents and filters decrease the air quality in your home, but they might also be forcing your air conditioner to work harder to keep up with demand. Vents, in particular, can cause issues as they might be accidentally closed during previous cleanings. If there are any unusually warm rooms or areas in your home, the first place you look should be your vent.
Give Your HVAC Unit Shade and Cleaning
By making sure your HVAC unit isn’t in direct sunlight you can help it run more efficiently. However, make sure to regularly check that shrubbery and leaves haven’t made their way into the system as they can lead to long-term damage.
Hot air in your home will rise to the ceilings and upper floors, to keep things cool and help give your air conditioner a break make sure to add ceiling fans and standing fans. Not only can this help keep air circulating, but they can help move hot air out giving your HVAC unit a well-deserved break.
Heating and Air Conditioning Services from International HVAC
If you searching for an affordable new AC unit, you can trust International Services. We are the trusted HVAC repair technicians for families in the Maryland and Virginia areas, and we have been keeping residents comfortable for almost ten years. We provide you with the highest quality services for the best possible price, and we never cut corners. For more information about our services, contact us online or by calling (202) 241-4822, (703) 445-7766, or (301) 534-4822. Do you want more tips on keeping your home and furnace leak-free? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.