Tips For Saving Money On Cooling
You don’t have to invest in a new air conditioner to save money on cooling costs. With some basic AC maintenance and other minor changes, you can take steps to lower this expense. When you’re ready to enjoy regular savings, try making these simple changes to help your air conditioner work more efficiently.
Keep the Heat Out
Your air conditioner doesn’t add cold air, but it does remove heat from your home. The best way to make it more energy efficient is to reduce the heat entering your home. Keep doors closed as much as possible. Teach the children to shut the door behind them every time, even if they will only be outside for a moment. Avoid using the oven, and make sure the dryer is properly vented to prevent it from heating the home. Close curtains when the sun is directly outside to keep the room cool and comfortable.
Change air filters on a monthly basis to ensure optimal airflow. You should also consider investing in an annual A/C tune-up. With the connections tightened, moving parts lubricated, refrigerant level checked, and everything cleaned, your system will work more efficiently. Available through Ken’s Heating and Air, an annual tune-up is a small investment that will lower your utilities and prolong the life of your unit.
If you notice your system making any strange noises, call for air conditioning repair immediately. A soft hissing coming from the outdoor compressor could indicate a leak and the rapid loss of refrigerant. Rattling from inside the home could be loose connections in the ducts, and the possibility that treated air is escaping in unused spaces like attics. Our professional staff will find the problem, make the necessary repairs, and leave you with a system that is more efficient.
Offering Energy Star-certified products and more than thirty five years of experience, you can rely on Ken’s for all of your heating and air conditioning repairs and HVAC replacements. We are licensed and certified by the State of Texas, so you can trust that we are reliable and knowledgeable. Committed to your complete satisfaction, trust Ken’s to help you save money on your cooling expenses. Visit us online or in person to learn more about how we can assist you with your cooling needs.