Tips for Staying Cool
In Las Vegas, where the temperatures sometimes get up to 120 degrees, it’s hard to imagine not having your AC running constantly. And with that constant AC use comes increased energy use, and increased energy bills. So how can you save energy in your home and save money?
The first thing you should do is make sure your AC unit is working properly and efficiently. The easiest way to make sure your AC unit is in tip top shape is to schedule a maintenance appointment. Getting your AC unit serviced once a year can save you hundreds in costly repairs down the line and will keep your unit healthier for longer. Checking and changing the filters regularly is essential in the health of your unit, ensuring it doesn’t work too hard trying to get air through blocked vents.
Smart thermostats can be a big saver as well. These thermostats automatically adjust temperature to the presets you put in, so you don’t forget to turn it off or down when you’re sleeping or out of the house for long periods of time. And during the day when the family is home, it will automatically set to a comfortable temperature of your choosing.
Another way to save energy is by making sure that there are no leaks or cracks in your home. Doorways, windows, wood floors, and in ducts are common places that air can escape through. Doorways and windows can easily be filled with caulk, and Climate Control Expert technicians can come to your home, test your ducts for leaks, and seal them for you. This way, the cool air will stay in your home, instead of escaping to the outside or into your attic where it isn’t needed.
Even turning off the lights and turning on ceiling fans can help reduce energy use significantly. Leaving lights on can produce static heat, and ceiling fans can circulate cool air throughout a room and the house.
Climate Control Experts technicians have all the tools and time to help you and your home become more energy efficient. Call us today to schedule your AC tune-up, a Duct Test and Seal service, or a diagnostic service if you aren’t quite sure what’s wrong with your unit.