LA summers can make your cooling system work the hardest, which could also be a disaster for your wallet. Good thing, there are ways you can use your A/C more efficiently to save on your energy bills.
Here are some tips to help you beat the heat and enjoy a comfortable indoor space this season:
Keep Your Air Filters Clean
Clogged or dirty air filters can reduce the efficiency of your system leading to high cooling costs. Keeping your filters clean can lower your energy usage by 5-10% and provide you optimum comfort. Check and replace it every three months to maintain a clean and smooth flow of air.
Invest in Programmable Thermostat
There isn’t a more convenient way to enjoy comfort than using a programmable thermostat. Compared to the manual-type, this device automatically adjusts based on the weather and set schedule. Plus, it provides an accurate reading of temperatures so your A/C will operate more efficiently.
Weather-Proof Your Home
Check for cracks or gaps in every corner of your home. Use caulking gun or apply weather stripping to seal any leaks. Additionally, install some window treatments such as solar screens and shutters to reduce the amount of heat. This will help prevent the cold air to escape, making your indoor space more comfortable.
Opt For Regular A/C Maintenance
Regular upkeep of your system is essential to ensure its smooth operation. Certified A/C technicians will thoroughly inspect every part of your A/C and promptly fix any issues before you waste hundreds of dollars on expensive repairs and high energy bills.
Get Your Ducts Professionally Checked
It’s easy to forget about your ductwork since you barely see it, but this part of your A/C system also needs a dose of TLC. Over time, dirt build up and critters live in your air ducts, causing poor airflow and health risks to you and your family. Don’t put comfort and safety on the line. Schedule a duct inspection with the pros today.
Pay Attention to Your Indoor Air Quality
Now that we spend more time indoors, it’s important to make sure the quality of air you breathe is safe and clean. Start with cleaning your home. Vacuum the carpets, floors, and upholstery regularly. Wash the beddings, curtains, and your furry friends to reduce exposure to allergens. Also, dry your laundry outside and install exhaust fans to draw the moisture out.
With these energy-saving tricks, you and your family can get the right comfort without spending more money this summer.
Get your air conditioning system ready for the heatwave. Schedule an A/C maintenance at A&G Refrigeration today. Our experts will provide the proper care for your equipment and make sure it works in peak performance, keeping your space comfortable all summer long. Get in touch with us to get started!