Temperatures across the country have finally begun heating up which means that your air conditioner is about to get a lot more usage. This also means that energy costs will go up in many households. To help prevent this, we’ve put together a few tips to help you lower your HVAC summer energy bills.
Make an HVAC Appointment
In order to keep your HVAC equipment operating at peak performance, schedule an annual tune-up with a qualified technician. He or she will be able to make sure that everything is running properly, and will also find any indication of future problems that the system may experience, so that you can nip those in the bud.
Don’t Neglect Your Air Filters
When your air conditioner’s filter gets clogged up, by basically doing its job correctly, then your equipment is forced to work harder than it should. When you call a technician for the annual check-up, he or she will replace the filter if it’s needed. And then it’s up to you to check it once every month or so.
Check All of the Vents
It’s very easy for vents to become obstructed by objects or debris, which will affect your air conditioner’s ability to properly cool off your home during the summer months. All you need to do to fix this issue is to check each vent for anything that may be stopping airflow, and then unblock it. Also, be sure that the vents aren’t simply closed, which will often happen.
Consider a Zoning System Upgrade
With a traditional HVAC system, you’re forced to condition the entire home even if only one or two rooms are warm. The solution is to invest in a zoning system, which allows you to split up your household into separate designated areas, and then use multiple thermostats to cool off only the rooms that need it most.
If you have any questions about lowering your HVAC summer energy bills or other home comfort concerns, please reach out to the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been servicing Neptune and the surrounding area since 1948.