June 2014

If you're worried about energy costs this summer, you may be looking for some simple, yet effective, ways to cut down on cooling expenses. By simply following these three basic tips, you can enjoy significant energy savings while keeping your home comfortably cool during the hottest months of the year.

Clean Vents

Over time, your home's ducts and ventilation system can pick up debris and dust. This not only diminishes air quality, but can reduce the efficiency of your air conditioning system as well by making your heating and cooling system work harder to circulate air. By turning to us for your vent and duct cleaning, you'll enjoy an included video inspection that can help to detect mold, unwanted pests, and debris in your duct systems. From there, we can get them thoroughly cleaned out in no time.

Change Air Filters

Your home's air conditioning system has its own air filter that collects debris and dust from the air, maintaining your home's air quality and helping the system run more efficiently. Over time, filters can become clogged and will need to be replaced. Depending on the specific filter your AC system uses, you should be replacing your filter anywhere from once a month to once every few months. Let us take a look at your air conditioning system's filter to determine whether or not it needs to be replaced. We can even replace it on the spot, if needed.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

By purchasing and installing a programmable thermostat for your home, you can have greater control over the heating and cooling system. Specifically, you can program your thermostat to maintain difference temperatures in your home throughout the day. For example, you could cut down on cooling costs by setting your thermostat to keep the house at 80 degrees while you're gone during the day, followed by cooling it to a more comfortable 72 degrees by the time you get home from work. Let us help you replace your existing wall thermostat with a state-of-the-art programmable one so you can start saving even more on your monthly cooling costs.

As you can see, there are plenty of simple ways to save money on your energy bills. Be sure to follow these tips and you'll begin to see savings that'll add up over time.