Douglas Mechanical Services would like to share these money saving tips with you for utilizing your air conditioning system optimally during the spring. Have your Air Conditioning System Inspected each Year
Scheduling an annual service before the cooling season begins will ensure that your system is running at maximum efficiency. Studies have shown that you can save up to $30 a month just by having your air conditioning system inspected annually. Neglect of your cooling system can also lead to system failure or expensive repairs. Give Douglas Mechanical Services a call to schedule your annual maintenance today!
Keep the Air Filter Clean
The simplest step to maintaining an efficient air conditioning system is to keep your air filter clean. Because the location and type of filter can vary from system to system, have a Douglas Mechanical Services technician show you where your filter is located and how to replace it. You can also get an air filter specially designed to help prevent allergies if you suffer from them.
Wait 24 Hours before Running your Air Conditioning System
If you disconnect power to your home's cooling system in the winter, you should wait at least 24 hours before you run the system again after reconnecting power. The compressor will need this time to get warmed up and start working properly.
Keep Vents and Grilles Unobstructed
Make sure you arrange your furniture and drapes so that of the grilles and vents in your home are clear. Your heating system needs a free flow of air to run most economically. You can have a Douglas Mechanical Services technician show you where all of your vents and grilles are if you are uncertain.
Warm air beginning to enter your home in the spring can put a major drain on your cooling budget. Caulking, sealing, or weather striping any cracks, seams, or openings to the outside is a quick and easy way to help keep warm air out. Check your home before the summer comes to ensure that your cooling system will be as efficient as possible.
Keep your Home Air-Tight
You can help ensure that your cool air remains indoors by adding insulation to all exterior walls, including the attic of your home. Seal any cracks you find, and use insulated windows and doors to keep the hot air out. You can save 10% on your energy bills by reducing the air leaks in your home.
Replace Old Doors and Windows
Your windows and doors should always be shut while you are using your air conditioner. You should also replace old or inefficient doors or windows to help lower your cooling costs even more. Energy efficient windows and doors can help reduce the amount of cool air that escapes your home, and can help keep out heat generating rays from the sun.