- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On February 2, 2015
- AC Bill, Cooling Costs, Electricity, Energy
In Phoenix, it gets extremely hot during the summer. Temperatures are usually above one hundred degrees during the months of May through August. That can make staying cool a really big challenge. Most of us tend to lower the temperature the air conditioning in our home so that we and our families stay nice and cool in our homes. However, this can cost a lot of money if you are not careful. The more you lower the temperature on your thermostat the more energy you use. That just drives your electricity bill up. There are ways you can avoid paying more money and save energy at the same time. An air conditioning contractor, like the ones at ACE Home Services, can give you tips to save money and energy.
There are many things you can do to save money on the heating and cooling system installed in your home. The first thing you can do and the most basic thing is to change the AC filters. Many people forget to do this on a regular basis. Filters are what catch the dirt and debris that make it into the air conditioning system. When you do not change the filter your air conditioning unit has to work harder to get air throughout the house. That uses more energy and costs you more money. Make sure you clean and change your filter regularly especially with the monsoons we experience in the summer. It can save you a lot of money.
Another thing you should consider doing is getting your heating and cooling unit a tune up about once a year or so. A tune up will check all aspects of your heating and cooling unit and make sure that it is running as efficiently as possible. This will make sure that the unit is not using more energy than it needs to be. You may think that spending money is backward but in reality it just may save you money.
The last thing an air conditioning contractor may recommend is to replace you heating and cooling unit entirely. If you have an older unit on your home, it may not be as energy efficient as some of the newer models that on the market today. The older models will require more electricity to run and in the hot Arizona summers that can be extremely costly. Replacing your heating and cooling unit can be expensive at first. But if you purchase an energy-efficient model, it will be worth it, in the long run. You will end up saving more money that you were spending previously.
There are many more things besides what is described above that you can do to save money on your energy bills. Some of these things include installing fans and making sure that the doors in your home remain open so air can travel freely. If you have more questions you should contact ACE Home Services. They can help you with what you need.