3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-money-pileSaving money in the summer months is never easy. For those of us with kids in school, summertime means more time spent at home and more energy used throughout the day. You may be scheduling vacations and stocking up on summertime clothing. But one of the biggest costs of all is also one of the most annoying—the cost of air conditioning.

You need your air conditioning system in order to stay cool, but it’s possible to be comfortable without shutting off the system altogether. We have some tips to help you stay cooler without spending a ton of money on AC.

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Your Air Conditioner May Be Using Too Much Energy

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

air-conditioner-money-pileIn the summer, we expect our bills to take a hike. Spring was a nice reprieve from the higher bills of winter, but summer is when many of us run the air conditioner at full force and try to stay comfortable on the hottest, most humid of days. Your bills should go up somewhat, but if your electric bills seem out of control in the summer, there may be a reason within your control.

Check out some of the reasons central air conditioners end up using more energy than they should, and learn what you can do to get bills under control, in the guide below. Call our friendly team for more information!

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Can You Fix that Central Air Problem on Your Own?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

air-conditioner-flower-yardWhether your air conditioner has just broken down or it simply does not work the way you expect it to, it’s time to call in a technician ASAP. That is, unless you can solve the problem on your own. We do not recommend making any major repairs to your air conditioner. Without the proper training, you could injure yourself or make the problem with your air conditioner worse—and spend more than you need to correcting the problem.

However, we often show up to repair an air conditioner that really isn’t broken. The problem could have been fixed in a couple of simple steps, by double-checking the thermostat, or by a simple change in habits. So what can you do to try resolving a central air problem?

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Central Air Conditioner

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-outside-unitThose of us with central air conditioning know there’s nothing like it. Opening up a window to let in some air just isn’t the same as turning on your air conditioner from a central thermostat and knowing the home will be cooled to your specifications. But there’s also a lot you may not know about this system you use every day in the summer, including how it works in multiple ways to keep you comfortable.

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Central Air Conditioning Vs. Window AC Units: Which Is Better?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

central-air-condenserMany of us cannot picture a summer without air conditioning. If you have small children or elderly relatives living at your home, you may need to use it throughout much of the summer. But even if you only feel you need air conditioning for a few weeks out of the year, you should really consider whether your air conditioner is working for you.

Window AC units are available from many all-purpose stores, but purchasing convenience should not be your deciding factor. If anything, a window AC unit can become an inconvenience. We’ll tell you more in the following guide, so you can decide which type of air conditioner is best for your home.

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How to Prevent AC Repair Early in the Season

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenance-condenserAs you start to prepare for the warmer weather ahead and switch that thermostat into AC mode, you might not notice anything wrong. So, you’ll assume, you can go on running your air conditioner throughout the season without worry for now. But consider what happens if you do need air conditioning repair in the middle of the summer.

Midsummer AC repairs are a hassle. You may have to stop what you’re doing or cancel plans to call in a technician at one of the busiest times of year for contractors. Wouldn’t you rather take preventative measures to prevent repairs before they happen?

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4 Ways to Get Better AC Efficiency without Spending Much

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

With these tips, all you need to buy is an air filter and maybe a bit of sealant. Save money for the rest of the summer without giving up your comfort! Check out our advice for getting better efficiency from your central air conditioner.

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Is It Time to Replace that Older Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

As your air conditioner gets up there in age, you do your best to hang on it for as long as possible. That means that you should be changing the air filter regularly—about once a month or so. You may also decide to use the thermostat a bit more conservatively, in order to cut back on use and, therefore, preserve the state of your system for a little longer.

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What’s the Reason for these Noises from My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

You’re trying to get some sleep, but you cannot ignore the loud noises coming from your air conditioner whenever it cycles on. AC noises are usually more than just an annoyance. Any air conditioning issue should be checked out as soon as you notice it, so that a technician can prevent the problem from becoming much worse.

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You Have an Opportunity to Save with a New Thermostat

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It’s an air conditioning and heating upgrade that may be small in size, but that can save you hundreds of dollars on air conditioning and heating a year (with proper use and maintenance). Upgrade your thermostat today—especially if you’re using an old manual thermostat or even a digital model with limited programming options. Find out how you can save here!

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