Summer is hot on our heels! This is the time of year most homeowners are either thinking about purchasing a new system or repairing an existing one and when smart homeowners are scheduling maintenance. Following these quick tips will help prevent your wallet and "temper"atures from overheating this summer!
You can save hundreds on your annual AC costs by installing a programmable thermostat! As much as we try to remember to manually set everything in our homes, a lot of systems are moving to automation to make life easier. Even investing in a smart thermostat that you can set on the go has the potential to save a nice buck. We can not stress enough how important routine maintenance is for your HVAC system.
Studies show that only 1 in 5 people regularly maintain their AC systems. A common misconception is "I'm saving money by only getting service as needed" however, skirting by without proper maintenance is undercutting the systems efficiency, effectiveness and health safety as well. "Saving" money today, will end up costing you much more in the long run.
Improperly maintained systems can become contaminated with microorganisms that could be harmful if inhaled. Not only could these contaminants be harmful to us, they are harmful to your compressor as well and could potentially cause failure.
Getting your system checked for leaks, holes and cracks is another way you could save big. Your system is intricate and holes and cracks could be hiding anywhere throughout it. If you find that your AC is blowing air hotter than it should be there is a chance that refrigerant has leaked out. Your AC will NEVER need to be "charged" and no additional refrigerant should ever be needed. If your system is running low, it's indicating there is a leak somewhere in the system. Leaks are hazardous to not only you, your family and even pets, but to the environment as well.
Size DOES matter! Another common misconception is that a larger AC unit provides better comfort. It is imperative that your AC system installed in your home is properly sized to meet your homes specific needs. Three common problems of an over-sized HVAC system are: Operating efficiency, moisture and mold, and the life cycle of the system itself.
A qualified HVAC professional will work directly with you when picking out a new system to ensure that every component in your system is operating efficiently and effectively based on the size of your desired space.
Give Hutton Power & Light a call today and let us service all your HVAC and electrical needs! Ask about our discounts and specials!