We live in Riverside, CA, where summer temperatures often soar into the triple digits and beyond. That means you must invariably pay more in energy costs every month as your air conditioner works to keep you cool and comfortable when the air outside is beastly. The necessity of that equation often covers up the fact that you may be paying more than you need to in order to run your air conditioner. Most people know about traditional ways to keep cool without spending a lot of money, such as wearing lightweight clothes and staying hydrated in the heat of the day. Here are 3 other ways to save money on air conditioning this summer that you should keep in mind.
1. Schedule an Air Conditioning Maintenance Session
A maintenance session addresses all of those little issues that keep your system from functioning as effectively as it could. The technician tightens bolts and seals, cleans off dirty components and recharges refrigerant levels, all of which lower the strain on your system and allow it to do its job without spending nearly as much energy.
2. Consider a Zone Control System
Zone control systems divide your home into separate sections via a series of seals in your ductwork. It allows you to adjust the temperature of each section individually, or turn off the air in parts of the home you aren’t using. Riverside has a large number of older homes with a lot of space. A zone control system can help curtail the cost of cooling them immeasurably.
3. Look into Air Sealing and Insulation
Insulation keeps heat out of your home just as readily as it keeps warm air in during the winter months. Air sealing helps patch up holes in your home, while adding more insulation always improves the energy efficiency of your AC or heater.
For more money-saving tip this summer, contact Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today!