It’s hard to believe that summer is just a few weeks away!
Spring was longer than usual, bringing cooler weather than normal and us being at home so much because of the COVID-19 outbreak. But that cooler weather isn’t going to last. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hotter-than-normal summer here in the Hudson Valley.
Is your home’s air conditioning up for the job? We have some tips so you can maximize your A/C’s efficiency with sacrificing comfort.
Your air conditioning system should get a tune-up once a year. Depew Energy’s trained and experienced service technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and tune up your A/C system. The tune-up also gives them an opportunity to discover and fix small problems before they lead to a breakdown. And, an annual tune-up is already included in our available Service Plans!
A programmable thermostat, used properly, can save you up to 10% on your cooling costs this summer! You can program it to set the A/C to a higher temperature when you’re away during the day. That’s how you uses less energy and save money without sacrificing comfort. There are also smart thermostats, which you can program and control from your smartphone or tablet wherever you have a signal. Some even let you know if something is amiss with the A/C unit itself – forewarning of any potential trouble on the horizon.
Dirty air filters make your air conditioning system run less efficiently, and can even damage it. Check the filters regularly. Most average-sized homes with no pets can go no more than three months before changing the filters. If there are pets in your home, or if you or someone in your home has allergies or a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD, you will have to change it once a month.
There comes a point in every air conditioning system’s lifetime where repairs and maintenance are no longer cost-effective. If you’re at or near that point with your home’s A/C, we can install a new, high-efficiency air conditioning system; we sell and install central air systems, as well as ductless mini-split systems, too! You’ll get a return on your investment from the moment you turn it on, as you’ll see lower energy costs.
Ready to upgrade to a high-efficiency air conditioning system? Contact us today to get started on ensuring cool comfort all summer long.