How to Reduce Your Cooling Bills This Summer

Summer is just around the corner! The kids will be out of school, the sun will be shining — and the electric bills will be soaring. (Ok, maybe we can do something about that last one.) You can save money on your air conditioning this summer by following a few easy steps. Here’s how!

Have Your AC Unit Serviceda worker wiping sweat, summer heat

When was the last time a professional came out to inspect your air conditioner? When were your ventilation ducts last cleaned? If your ducts are filled with clumps of debris, it will cause your AC unit’s motor to work harder, which will contribute to higher energy bills. It’s best to have your HVAC system inspected before the weather gets too hot.

Upgrade to an Energy-Efficient Unit

The EPA has Energy Star-rated equipment that is more energy efficient than older models. You can tell which units are approved by Energy Star by looking for the blue and white logo. While upgrading requires an initial investment, it can save you money over time, and might even qualify you for tax credits.

Talk to Your Power Company

Ask your electric company about average billing. This system allows you to pay the same amount each month, based on your average energy consumption the previous year. You don’t get high cooling bills with this system, but you also don’t get low energy¬†bills in the months when you don’t run your AC as much.

If you need any air conditioning, heating, or ventilation services, give us a call today! Our friendly professionals will be glad to answer your questions and help solve your cooling and heating problems.