Staying comfortable this summer doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here are five ways to keep cool without burning a hole in your wallet.
Upgrade to an Energy Star model.
All products with an Energy Star label have been tested and proven to yield significant energy savings. When the time comes to replace your air conditioner, always choose an Energy Star model – it might cost a little more up front, but can quickly pay for itself.
Change your air filter every month.
The air filter on your cooling system should be cleaned or replaced on a monthly basis. Dirty filters don’t just cause your energy bill to spike, they increase wear and tear and lead to breakdowns. Check your owners manual for specific instructions on how to locate and replace yours.
Supplement with ceiling fans.
Smart use of ceiling fans can make a room feel cooler than it actually is. During the summer months, set the blades on your fan to rotate counter clockwise. This will push air down into the room and create a windchill effect.
Upgrade your insulation.
The more well-insulated your home, the less cold air escapes to the outside. Seal air leaks around windows and doors using a caulking gun or weatherstripping. You can also boost the insulation in your walls and attic to help you save energy all year long.
Schedule a professional cooling system tune up.
A professional tune up can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption, improve cooling capacity, and reduce breakdowns. Not only that, many manufacturers will void their warranty if your system is not maintained at least once per year by a licensed technician.
If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, trust Air Treatment Company to help you lower your cooling bill. We offer professional installation, repairs, and tune ups for all makes, models, and types of air conditioning units. Contact us online or give us a call at (703) 270-0881 to get started.