We ease in and out of warm weather during the winters in Katy, so there’s never a major time when air conditioners get a big break. But we’re approaching the time when all our homes will be getting steady use from their cooling systems.
We see other HVAC contractors offer their customers advice for how to save money using their air conditioners during the summer. We’d like to give you advice for how to save money before the summer arrives. Proper planning and taking a couple of steps can get you started off with an air conditioner that saves you money each time it runs. Let’s look at ways to get started now with cutting cooling costs.
Schedule AC Maintenance
Always, always Step #1. Always, always.
Professional maintenance for an air conditioner must be done each spring. Skipping it puts the AC in a higher risk bracket for needing repairs or failing early. Skipping maintenance also causes the AC to expend more energy to run than normal. You can expect an air conditioner to lose 5% or more of its efficiency each year without maintenance, and that can add up to paying a lot more to keep your house cool.
Our Safety and Efficiency Club makes regular maintenance easy! Sign up and we’ll have your AC inspected and tuned-up each spring.
Have Any Repairs You’ve Delayed on Taken Care Of
When you don’t need the AC running each day, you might get lax about calling for repairs when the system starts acting odd. A drop in cooling, short-cycling, weird noises—you might be able to put these off as something to take care of later, like in the summer. But if something is wrong with the AC, it’s almost certainly costing more to run than it should. There are plenty of reasons to have repairs done ASAP, and saving money is one. Just call us for AC repair in Katy, TX.
Change the Filter for a New One
This is an easy, low-cost way to improve AC efficiency and help with general performance. New filters can be as inexpensive as a dollar each if you buy them in packs. A filter should be changed every one to three months, and it’s best to have a new one in place before the hottest weather arrives. (Note: If you don’t know where the filter is or how to change it, ask your technician during routine maintenance.)
Replace the Air Conditioner
Sound a bit drastic? Doesn’t seem like it saves money because a new AC costs money? Well, if you have an air conditioner that’s older than 15 years and is running up higher utility bills than before, a new AC installation is a genuine path toward big savings. With a new system that has higher energy efficiency than your current AC had when it was brand new, the replacement system will start cutting down on monthly bills significantly.
You can talk to our offices for other ideas and services that will help you make this a summer of savings.
At AC Comfort, we believe comfort can cost less! Need to fix that AC? Trust to us!