Living in the Fresno, CA area means that you are going to rely upon your air quite heavily during our long summer season. Even those of us who most appreciate hot, sunny days know that it is a lot easier to do so when we have a cool, comfortable home waiting for us at the end of the day. We also know, though, that sufficiently cooling our homes comes at a price. To ensure that you are cooling your home in the most efficient manner possible, keep the following issues in mind. By avoiding these problems and practices, you can pay a more reasonable price for living comfortably throughout the summer season. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning for more details.
Wasting Energy Via Air Leaks
Air leaks in the home are among the most common causes of low efficiency levels during the cooling season. Having holes in your ductwork is bad enough, but even then the air being leaked is winding up somewhere in your home, if not where it ought to. If your windows are leaky, though, you may be letting hot air infiltrate your home, while actively losing cooled air. This will really drive up your AC costs.
Fiddling About with Thermostats
If you are constantly readjusting your thermostat(s), then there is just no way you can hope to cool your home in the most efficient and affordable manner possible. No, you don’t have to set your thermostat and never touch it again, though some may mistakenly suggest such measures. Instead, consider using a programmable thermostat, which can help to maintain ideal comfort levels in your home based around your daily schedule.
Failing to Schedule Routine Maintenance
While adjusting usage habits and upgrading cooling equipment can certainly help you to cool your home more efficiently, the best thing that you can possibly do for your AC and its efficiency levels is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance. Our technicians are here to ensure that your AC is in the best working condition possible. Schedule service today to keep your system on the right track.