Keeping the AC running all day long can really drain your budget, raising your energy bills and potentially forcing your air conditioner to fail prematurely. In order to save some money this year, try following these three simple tips that can help you keep cool without breaking the bank.
- Program Your Thermostat – Many homeowners are content setting the thermostat to a comfortable temperature and then forgetting all about it. But when the bills arrive, these same homeowners often regret this decision, and many end up turning off the system altogether. Rather than deal with these two extremes, try programming your thermostat to vary the temperature throughout the day and raise the temperature while you are away. Replace an older manual thermostat with a programmable model if you don’t have one yet.
- Check the Filter – When is the last time you changed or cleaned your AC filter? A month ago? A year ago? Never? When your technician tells you to change your filter every month, it’s not just for your health. This part protects the AC from damage as long as it is clean. When it is clogged, it will struggle to draw in air, which leads to performance issues and high bills.
- Schedule Maintenance – If you schedule professional maintenance each year, you can count on a system that performs at least a little better than it did before. Air conditioning maintenance involves fine tuning parts of the system that wear down over the year, cleaning off parts and completing a thorough inspection to bring any problems to your attention. If a part is in need of repair or replacement, finding out now will save you money later on—and your unit will run more efficiently when everything operates smoothly.
Call the friendly professionals at VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to schedule an air conditioning maintenance visit or any other AC service in St. Louis Park, MN.