ally from unnecessary HVAC repairs and that the air conditioning system is properly maintained and working efficiently, even during the hottest days of the year. Essentially, maintenance agreements are the best tools to ensure you’re getting the most out of your air conditioner this summer.
Looking Beyond Maintenance Agreements
If you want to get the most out of your air conditioner, you need to ensure it is running optimally. Maintenance agreements will stay on top of any issues that crop up with your A/C. They will also keep your HVAC as energy efficient as possible, which will save you money on your utility bills.
When the temperature rises, and along with it the humidity, there’s little choice but to turn to your air conditioner for relief. Here are some energy-saving tips (in addition to getting a maintenance agreement) that can help reduce energy costs during those hot, uncomfortable months:
- Turn Your Thermostat Down at Night: When the sun goes down, the air temperature also drops, which means your air conditioner doesn’t need to be running at the same rate it does during the midday heat.
- Keep Your Air Conditioner Clear of Debris: Trees, bushes, shrubs and other plants that grow near your air conditioner should be cut back to ensure your unit has the room and airflow to work properly.
- Know the Age of Your Unit: An older air conditioner might be using energy at an incredibly inefficient rate. If your air conditioner is nearing the end of its life, consider replacing it with a new, energy-efficient model.
- Shade Your Condenser: Keeping the sun off the condenser can improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, but it’s important that whatever you’re using to shade it doesn’t impede airflow around the unit.
Cut Energy and Costs with the Right Maintenance Agreement
By having the right maintenance agreement in place and then taking a few steps to increase energy efficiency within your home, you will be amazed at the money you can save keeping your house cool this summer. Our team at Air Treatment, Inc., is here to help you find the right maintenance agreement to meet your needs and ensure you’re A/C is running optimally.