Your Air Conditioner is Wasting Money! Find Out Why.Cooling your home takes the largest chunk of your monthly utility bill in the spring and summer months, so don’t waste more money than you have to on air conditioning costs. Follow these smart tips to reduce your AC costs in rising temperatures.
Air duct leaks. If you’re experiencing hot and cold spots throughout your home or stuffiness in some rooms, your air ducts may be leaking. Although minor duct repairs are easy to make, hire a qualified professional to seal ducts in unconditioned spaces.
Dirty air filter. A dirty filter will only make your HVAC system work overtime to keep you cool. Check your air filter every month, and remember to replace it at least every 3 months.
Incandescent lights. Traditional incandescent lights produce extra heat that requires your AC to work harder, so trade in your incandescent bulbs for halogen incandescent, CFL or LEDs. They'll generate less heat and reduce the number of replacements bulbs needed.
Outdated Air Conditioner. If your air conditioner is older than 10 years? Does it have a lower SEER rating than 13 or require frequent repairs? If so, it might be time to consider replacing it.
Misdirected ceiling fans. Not switching the direction of your blades over seasonal changes wastes energy, so make sure to set your fans so they spin counterclockwise in the summer, pushing cool air down to the floor.
Let ARS®/Rescue Rooter® help you reduce your monthly utility bills without sacrificing comfort. Call us at 1-800-277-9400 to set up an appointment with one of our Comfort Advisors, and they can evaluate your current HVAC system!