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April 20, 2015
3 Reasons Your AC Bills Are Too High
During the summer, energy bills can skyrocket. Any homeowner would lower their bills if they could, but many do not know what steps to take to do so. Here are 3 reasons your air conditioning system may be running inefficiently and what you can do to resolve the problem.
You Do Not Use the Thermostat Properly
Keep the thermostat at the warmest temperature you can while still remaining comfortable (many experts recommend 78) and do not readjust the thermostat frequently. Starting and stopping continuously wears down the parts of an AC quickly. Take advantage of programmable thermostat settings as well. Instead of leaving the AC on at full blast when you are away, turn the temperature up and program it to lower again before you come home. For advanced control and remote programming, you might consider a smart thermostat.
You Haven’t Scheduled Maintenance This Year
Spring is the perfect time for an air conditioning maintenance visit, and regular maintenance can lower your bills and help the unit to retain around 95% of its efficiency for the remainder of its life. Maintenance includes a thorough inspection, cleaning, and adjustment of all major parts. Which is vital if you want to reduce repairs for the rest of the season and lower your monthly cooling costs.
You Have an Outdated System
If you have an older air conditioning system, the parts may be too worn down for a simple maintenance visit to remedy the situation. Modern air conditioning systems have advanced to the point that today’s units are far more efficient than those built a decade ago. Choosing a new air conditioning system with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) can cut down your bills dramatically. Get on a regular maintenance schedule and your new unit will run efficiently for a long time to come, with fewer repair needs as well.
Call the professional AC technicians at Buehler Air Conditioning for air conditioning services in Jacksonville, FL.