Soaring energy costs can cost you a fortune! Now more than ever, it is so important that you take the proper steps to keep your home comfortable without spending more than you have to. Here are a few quick tips that will help you maintain your comfort system and keep your home cool all summer long.
- Get regular checkups (twice a year) to keep the system operating efficiently and to prevent costly repairs. It’s much easier, and often cheaper, to prevent damage than it is to repair damage. Don’t forget to change your system’s filter once a month. This will help the air to flow freely through your system making it easier for the system to operate.
- Keep your curtains and shades drawn on the south and west windows of your home. Average utility savings can be 3% – 6%.
- Remember to turn off your outdoor unit when mowing your grass. If cut grass and debris is blown into the outdoor unit it will interfere with the airflow and decrease the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating system. Mow away from your condenser.
- Plant a tree. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and provide shade to naturally shade your home from the sun.