The costs of cooling a home in Ontario, California, can quickly add up, especially during scorching summers. Wouldn’t you want to use some of that money for a vacation? Luckily, there are a few ways homeowners can cut the cost of staying cool and comfortable. Read on to learn how to improve energy efficiency in your home this summer.
Change Your HVAC Air Filter Frequently
To prevent damaging your AC system or injuring yourself, you should leave most maintenance tasks to a professional. But one task that every homeowner can complete to keep energy bills low is changing their air filter.
Your air conditioner’s filter works to block particles from circulating through the system and your home. When it becomes clogged, your AC system has to work harder to push air through it. To prevent straining your AC system and worsening your indoor air quality, change your air filter every month during the hottest months of the cooling season.
Use Your Ceiling Fans Wisely
Your ceiling fans don’t produce cool air like an air conditioner. But if you use yours wisely, you can reduce your reliance on your AC system and lower its output. That’s because, when used properly, ceiling fans create a wind-chill effect. In the summer, make sure your ceiling fans rotate in a counterclockwise direction and raise your thermostat setting by a few degrees. Remember to turn your ceiling fans off when leaving the room to avoid wasting energy.
Schedule Professional Preventive Maintenance
Although it’s the middle of the cooling season, it’s never too late to schedule preventive maintenance for your AC system. During the AC tune-up, a professional service technician will perform a 32-point check to make sure your air conditioner is in good working order. As a result, you’ll benefit from lower energy bills and reduced repair costs.
Do you want to improve energy efficiency this summer? Let Specialize Heating and Air help. Contact us at (877) 839-6983 for expert service at an affordable price. Our team will make sure your air conditioner hums without a hitch all summer.
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