As the summer heat grows more intense, many homeowners will begin to see their power bill increase. Paying utilities can become a major challenge, especially, during the summer season. Many homeowners will look for ways to reduce their power bills and seek methods to improve their HVAC system’s efficiency. Absolute P&M Services will share the basic ways you can get more out of your home’s HVAC system with proper maintenance and additional cooling methods.
Improve Air Conditioner Efficiency
In Texas, we are both hot and humid. Together this can be deadly for those with a poor cooling system. During the summer, the air conditioner will cool and help remove humidity inside the home 24/7. As a result you may see a high power bill during the summer. There are many ways to help reduce and maintain a lower bill with a few basic steps of proper HVAC care.
Will a New Energy Efficient AC Unit Save Me?
If you have an air conditioner that is 15 years or older, you will never get a lower power bill. Older units use more power and run longer than modern air conditioner units. As replacing an air conditioner can be a major investment, you can reclaim that investment over time. Modern air conditioner units use less power and work half of the time of an older model. You can see ample savings each month when replacing an old air conditioner.
Air Duct Inspection
You may have an inflated power bill due to a leak in the air duct system. Air ducts can split at the joints as the adhesives wears down and weakens. Leaks will naturally occur over time. You can prevent air leaks with yearly inspections and help save money with an airtight air duct system.
Do you have a programmable thermostat in your home? There is a lot of benefits to a programmable thermostat which centers around better efficiency. You can program a thermostat to fit your home’s household activities. There are times when the home may be completely empty, yet the air conditioner is running to cool no one. Cooling nobody is a waste of energy and money. You don’t want to completely have the air conditioner turned off when no one is home but set the temperature to a slightly higher setting then when people are home. It can take a lot of energy to cool down a hot house which is why you want to maintain the inside temperature, just not as cold when no one is home.
Change Air Filters
Many homeowners forget to change their home’s air filters. When the air filters become clogged your air conditioner will have to work harder to pull the warm air inside the home into the system to be cold. Dirty air filters restrict the air. As a result you’ll get poor efficiency and a higher bill. Additionally, your home’s indoor air quality is poor because the air particles can’t get trapped when the air filter is too full. For cleaner air and better efficiency it is essential to change out the air filters when they are dirty.
Plant Trees Near House for Shade
Planting trees to help provide shade to the air conditioner unit and your home can help reduce the amount of heat inside the home. Natural shade from trees are a great way to reduce the amount of heat exposed to the home and unit.
Central Air Conditioning Tune Up, Replacement Services & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston & Greater Houston, Texas
When you’re looking for ways to reduce your home power bill, don’t forget to have your HVAC tuned up and regularly serviced to ensure efficiency and the longevity of your home HVAC system. For HVAC and plumbing services, contact Absolute P&M Services today.