Valuable Cost Reduction Tips For Your Home Cooling System
The heat and humidity of Florida summers make it necessary to seek refuge in the cool comfort of your air-conditioned home. Unfortunately, that support comes at a rather high cost. At AAA Modern Air, we're always looking for ways to help our customers save money. That's why we've prepared these easy tips that will help lower your energy costs without compromising the comfort of your home.
Program Your Thermostat for Optimal Efficiency
If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it up so that the temperature goes up by a few degrees during the night while you're asleep and while the house is empty in the daytime. The thermostat can then automatically return the temperature to the cooler setting before you wake up in the morning or return home in the evening.
By doing this simple step alone; you can reduce your cooling costs by as much as 5 to 10%. If you don't have a programmable thermostat, you can still adjust its setting manually to achieve the same results.
Maintain Your Air Conditioning System Regularly
Much in the same way that keeping your car tuned up will have it running better and save you money on gas, it's the same thing with your air conditioning system. If you have it serviced once a year by a professional, it will operate as energy efficiently as possible.
We suggest booking an annual service visit in the springtime, where one of our experienced technicians can thoroughly inspect the system, make all necessary adjustments and minor repairs and clean any built-up dirt or debris so that it is ready to take on the heat of the upcoming summer season.
If You Have Ceiling Fans, Use Them
Ceiling fans can provide support and assistance for your air conditioning system. They can be used to draw heavier cold air upwards to help distribute it evenly throughout your house. Moving air can also assist the body's natural ability to cool itself down by evaporating sweat from the surface of your skin.
Repair Leaks and Holes in Your Ductwork
The ducts throughout your home are critical for carrying the cold air to your various rooms. As much as 20 to 30% of that conditioned air can be lost through holes and cracks in your ductwork, forcing your air conditioning system to work that much harder to send cold air throughout your home.
By sealing any leaks in your ductwork, you will be helping your system to work more efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills.
Follow these tips and you can enjoy the cool comfort inside your home without it costing you an arm and leg.
AAA Modern Air in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is ready and waiting to assist in any way we can, call us at 954-241-2523 today.