Is your electric bill climbing higher than ever this summer? As temperatures heat up in Surf City, NC, homeowners are scrambling to find ways to reduce cooling costs. Here are some quick tips to help you save a few bucks while keeping your family cool this summer:
Replace Clogged Air Filters
The more you use your central AC system, the faster your air filters clog up with dust, hair, pet dander and other contaminants. A dirty air filter limits airflow, straining the whole system and causing your power bill to rise. Change your AC filters at least every 30 to 90 days depending on how dirty they look.
Schedule AC Repairs and Maintenance Regularly
Have you noticed that your air conditioner doesn’t blow as cold as it used to or that it cycles on and off very quickly throughout the day? When something is wrong with your air conditioner, it has to work harder to cool your home. That drives up your electric bill and causes it to break down sooner than it should, so get it checked regularly.
Clean and Seal Leaky Air Ducts
Air leaks in your ductwork make it harder for cold air to reach all the rooms in your home. Then the unit has to work harder to reach your desired comfort level, increasing your cooling costs. The best solution is to have your air ducts professionally cleaned and sealed so that your AC system can work as efficiently as possible.
Don’t let rising temperatures and energy costs make life miserable for your family this summer. Keep your air conditioner running at peak efficiency to keep your home cool without wasting a lot of money on cooling costs. If you need to schedule an AC repair or any related services for your home’s HVAC system, contact Pleasant Air Inc. today to make an appointment.
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