The primary reason utility bills are so high for most homes is because residents just don’t know much about caring for their air conditioning unit. So, we’ve put together a quick reference guide to help you increase your A/C knowledge base. We recommend you bookmark it to help save money and extend the life of your HVAC.
While You’re Home
Program your thermostat to the highest temperature at which you feel comfortable. If at all possible, avoid setting the temperature lower than 75°. Anything lower than that causes an HVAC to consume more energy than necessary. If that temperature setting isn’t cool enough, make use of ceiling and floor fans to better circulate the cool air around your home.
When You’re Away
Take advantage of a programmable thermostat to save your family as much as 30 percent on utility costs each year. Program the A/C to raise the temperature to about 80° while you’re out. Then, have the thermostat kick into gear about 30 minutes before you’re due home. Just remember to avoid turning off the unit altogether. Doing so makes your HVAC work unnecessarily hard to cool the space once you get back home.
If you feel like your A/C isn’t cooling the way it should, the first thing to do is to check your air filters. If they’re clean, then it’s a good idea to call 702.227.5622 to schedule a air conditioning repair service.