Summer is in full swing and that means one thing for homeowners: air conditioning bills. Keeping your home's cooling costs low can be a challenge, but with these tips from A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating Inc., you can save yourself some money.
Here are five ways you can get started!
1. Always Schedule AC Maintenance
Your air conditioner is like any other appliance in your home - it needs regular maintenance to function properly. An HVAC technician can clean your air conditioner's coils and ensure that the Freon levels are topped off. This will help your air conditioner run more efficiently, which will save you money on your energy bills.
2. Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you have an old, analog thermostat, now is the time to upgrade to a digital one. Digital thermostats are much more accurate than their analog counterparts, which means they're better at maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. They can also be programmed to raise the temperature when you're not home, so you're not wasting energy cooling an empty house.
3. Schedule Repairs When Needed
If your air conditioner is making strange noises or isn't cooling your home as well as it used to, don't wait to schedule a repair. The sooner you have a technician take a look at your air conditioner, the sooner you can get it back to running efficiently.
4. Check Your Insulation
In order for your air conditioner to do its job properly, your home needs to be well-insulated. If you have old insulation, it might be time to upgrade to something more energy-efficient. This will help keep cool air in and hot air out, which will make your air conditioner work less hard - and use less energy.
5. Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate air in your home and make it feel cooler without using any extra energy. If you have ceiling fans in your home, be sure to use them when the air conditioner is running. You can also use them in conjunction with air conditioning to help distribute the cool air more evenly.
By following these tips, you can be sure that your air conditioning costs will be as low as possible this summer. Stay cool - and remember, A. Fagundes Plumbing & Heating Inc. is here to help you get through the summer heat! If you're experiencing problems with your AC, call us at (978) 350-5522 and we'd be more than happy to help!