Everyone wants to have a comfortable home, but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for heating and air. Increasing the efficiency of your central AC unit can be managed without turning the air conditioning off completely. There are a few ways to save on your energy bill while still maintaining an ideal temperature in your home.
One way to boost your energy savings is by controlling your thermostat efficiently. During the summer months you should set your thermostat as high as you possibly can while still keeping comfortably cool. If you make the difference between the outside temperature and the inside temperature smaller, your central AC unit won’t work as hard to keep your house cool.
A programmable thermostat is also ideal for reducing energy bills. A programmable thermostat automatically adjusts temperatures to a higher setting while you are away from the house and turns them back down when you return, when programmed correctly. Thermostats are extremely important and effective when trying to cut down on your energy bill, and programmable models are an easy and affordable solution!
Heating and Air Maintenance
Annual preventative maintenance for your heating and air unit is another way to improve your energy efficiency. An HVAC professional performs several services to boost the efficiency of your heating and air system, such as:
- Servicing system components to improve efficiency
- Cleaning vents and ductwork to ensure proper airflow throughout your central AC
- Changing the filter in your AC
- Cleaning the evaporator coils inside your central AC unit
Heating and Air Installation
Older central AC units don’t follow the same Energy Star requirements for energy efficiency. If your electric bill is high and no relief has come from smarter thermostat use and preventative maintenance, it might be time to invest in a new heating and air unit. The SEER rating measures the central AC system’s cooling efficiency. A higher SEER rating means it’s more efficient, which means savings for you!
Don’t get caught with a high energy bill! We offer maintenance on your current AC unit or installation of a new central AC. Call Estes Services today to schedule a service call with one of our certified HVAC professionals.