Are You a Do-It-Yourselfer?
Ok Las Vegas, its officially summer! Like most of you I am seeking out the coolest, most shadiest places possible. The next few months are going to be excruciating and it may even end up being one of the hottest Junes on record!
So I find myself thinking about how I’m going to keep cool without overheating my wallet. I want to stay cool and minimize my energy use. Some helpful hints are to keep your blinds and curtains closed during the day of course but lets dig a little deeper and get to the real savings. Did you know that Air Conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity produced in the United States. With a cost to homeowners being over $11 billion along with about 100 million tons of carbon dioxide released in the air each year.
You can consider buying a whole new energy efficient unit or you can do these few items to help keep your unit efficient and running like new.
Properly maintaining your air conditioner is the biggest helper in keeping your unit running efficiently. Number one way to maintain your unit is to change or clean its filters in a routine fashion. Keeping filters clean can lower your air conditioning units energy use by 5%-15%. Need to check or clean your evaporator coils every year and check the condenser coils as well. Condenser coils become dirty from the dust and foliage outside. Be sure all obstructions are clear, removing debris and trimming foliage at least 2 feet from the unit can help to increase its efficiency.
For window units, moisture can ruin the seal where it connects to with the units metal case. You will want to inspect that seal if its damaged it can allow cool air to escape. When your Air Conditioner needs more than just the light upkeep you’ll want to hire a professional like the Experts at Climate Control Experts. We offer a 27 point air conditioning tune up to ensure the proper use and efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Improving airflow is another solution to saving on your cooling bill, you could use various ventilation strategies such as fans as they use far less energy than Air Conditioning units.