There may be a record-breaking blizzard this month in the Northeast, but here in Phoenix, the temperatures are already climbing into the low 80s, and it is only February. When it comes to AC service, Phoenix residents want to stay cool and save money on their energy bills. Here at Plumbing & A/C Medic, we know that many of our customers are already worrying about their summer electric bills, and we want to help. Here are a few ways that you can save some money while still staying cool this summer:
- Have your air conditioner serviced. This is an extremely important step in increasing the efficiency of your HVAC unit. Built-up dirt, debris, and clogged ducts can cause your AC to work harder, which costs more. Call us to schedule your AC maintenance service visit to keep your unit running at peak efficiency.
- Use your fans. Ceiling and portable fans are a great way to help circulate cold air and create a breeze in your home. They cost much less to run than your air conditioning unit, so regular use can help save energy and money. Just make sure to turn them off when you leave a room. Fans do nothing to actually cool down the temperature and are only effective when you are in the room to enjoy the breeze.
- Use a programmable thermostat. For most families, there is no need to have the AC running all day while they are at work and school. Use a program to automatically turn the temperature up when you’re gone and down before you get home. This will help ensure that you are always comfortable but your AC isn’t running more than it needs to. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, call us to have one installed before summer starts.
Following these easy and simple tips will keep your air conditioner running efficiently and less often. This will save you money, even during the summer heat.