With Summer headed our way, you’re almost guaranteed to have hot and humid weather. The hot weather is sure to increase the energy your AC uses to cool down your home and this will lead to higher utility bills. Taking the time out to be proactive with your AC system and perform routine maintenance can make a difference in how well your AC operates. Here are four ways to minimize strain on your AC system.
There’s a very important component of your home that usually goes unseen, unnoticed, and poorly maintained: your air ducts. While you don’t need them in order to breathe fresh air, your air ducts are the channels through which air conditioned or heated air travel, keeping your home comfortable during extreme temperatures. Even the best AC unit or furnace would serve little purpose without the fixtures that carry and distribute this comfortable air into every room of your home.
Summertime comes with plenty of benefits, like sweet seasonal foods and family vacations. However, it’s also the hottest time of the year, the time in which it will be absolutely necessary for you to crank up the air conditioner and set your temperatures low. But is your air conditioner ready for this sort of treatment? Can it handle an entire season, and even the first few weeks of fall, running all day and night?
Summer is officially here. If you’re like most homeowners, hot weather means using the air conditioner more and getting more expensive energy bills. However, you’re not powerless to the whims of the electric company; there are steps you can take to make your AC unit more energy-efficient. Use the tips below to get started.