Keep Cool in the Heat of the Summer
Over the years, our experience as a Jackson air conditioner company has led us to specific recommendations for staying cool during our long, hot summers. We at Environment Masters have put together these summer AC tips to help you lower your energy bills and extend equipment life.
Air conditioner maintenance will lower your cooling bills and the easiest task to perform is changing or cleaning the air filters when they’re dirty. Dirty filters slow the airflow through the air handler, drive up the amount of time the cooling system has to run, and contribute to excessive wear and tear. Of all the energy saving tips you remember, this one cuts costs and prevents premature part failure.
A dirty filter can also cause compressor failure because the refrigerant flowing through the evaporator coil in the air handler may not be able to collect enough heat from your home to turn it into a gas. It’ll flow back into the compressor as a liquid, which harms it. The compressor is the most expensive air conditioner repair we encounter and without it, you can’t cool your home.
When we perform annual maintenance, we go through the entire system, cleaning, adjusting the parts and checking airflow and refrigerant levels. All of these steps lower your energy bills and contribute to longer system life.
We’ve found that people who are away on a routine basis during the week save energy by installing a programmable thermostat. Setting the thermostat to a higher temperature when you’re away cuts cooling costs with no sacrifice of comfort on your part.
It may be tempting to close off the rooms you don’t use routinely in the summer to save money on cooling your home, but in the long run, it could cause ductwork leakage and necessitate mechanical air conditioner repair. Whenever you interfere with the exact amount of airflow the air handler needs, it stresses the system. It’s also a good idea to go through your home occasionally during the cooling season to verify that nothing is blocking the supply or return registers.
The experts at Environment Masters will be happy to help you cut your cooling bills. You can reach us at 601-353-4681 to schedule prompt service and learn more about improving your system’s efficiency.