Posted by: simplyservicecompany | July 28, 2012

I Really Do Want to Help You Save Money

I know I post a lot of tips on saving money on heating & cooling. Here’s another from Phoenix, AZ.

But you don’t have to live in Phoenix to be hot. We’ve got a lot of that right here! Here’s what they say:

Staying cool costs money. In the summer, air conditioning is the big energy ticket item. Simple changes can ease the financial strain and keep your home more comfortable at the same time.

1) Air Filters

When things appear to be functioning correctly, homeowners forget the importance of changing their HVAC air filter. Yet dirty filters reduce air flow, force your system to work hard and result in wasted energy. Change the HVAC filter once a month. It will reduce cooling expenses and prevent the build up of dust and dirt, which may even eliminate the future need for at least one service call.

2) HVAC System Tune Up

What would it cost to repair your automobile if you never changed the oil until the engine seized up? Although special circumstances such as landscaping-related dust and debris may prompt a need for a special maintenance call, once a year is typically sufficient for a home HVAC system. Spend a little to save bunches.

Use the following A/C maintenance checklist for a safety guide:

Reasonable thermostat settings 
Secure electrical connections 
Lubrication of moving parts 
Functioning condenser drain 
Functional controls 
Dirt on the condenser coils 
Refrigerant level – Typically requires a technician 
Clean blower components 
Clean filters.

3) Programmable Thermostat

Not all home air conditioning systems have an installed programmable thermostat. Yet when correctly installed and properly used, a programmable thermostat can reduce your yearly energy costs by as much as $190.

4) Leaking Duct System

Low air pressure moving through your home may be the result of an improperly sealed heating and cooling duct system. As much as twenty percent of your cooling and heating cost may be coming to rest in the crawlspace beneath your home or in your attic.

5) Upgrade to a New Energy-Efficient HVAC System

Old systems cost more to operate than the modern energy-efficient products produced by Amana, Carrier, Rheem and others. A new energy-efficient home HVAC system can reduce your yearly energy bill by as much as $200.

If your system is older than ten years or if it is not keeping your home livable and comfortable, perhaps you should have it evaluated.

6) Proper Installation

Perhaps a new system is the only answer to your home cooling complication. If so, seek the best in performance, energy efficiency and installation services. Improper HVAC installation can reduce your energy efficiency by as much as 30 percent – not to mention the excess wear and tear on your equipment.

 

REMEMBER: I’m here 24 hours a day for you and will do a free evaluation and free estimate. Call me at 615-306-0375.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/804180#ixzz21xtHUbdm

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