Proper care and maintenance of your AC unit is essential to getting the best out of the heating and cooling system at your Bowling Green home. Consider having your air conditioner inspected by a qualified HVAC service technician at Tin Man Heating and Cooling Company. Preventative maintenance before the heat hits will extend the life of your A/C unit and keep it running efficiently and effectively during the hot summer months, leading to lower energy bills and a cooler home environment.
Here are some more tips to help you keep the heat in your home in the winter, and your home environment cool in the summer.
Use Care With Your Thermostat Setting
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If you have an old mercury-vial thermostat or a basic digital model, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. These will allow you to program automatic temperature settings and control the climate of your household’s activity on a daily or weekly basis.
For example, you can have your thermostat turn off the AC just before you leave the house for work, and turn it on again just before your return at the end of the day. This will provide you with significant cost savings in keeping your home cool and save energy on your cooling costs.
Insulate Forced-Air Ductwork
Air leaks in the many fittings, seams and joints in the ductwork may lead to serious energy loss, in fact you can lose up to 30 percent of your cooled air in ductwork. Conditioned air leakage from ducts often never makes it to your living spaces; it ends up in the basement, inside walls, under floors and other places where it’s essentially wasted. When ducts run through a hot attic or exterior wall, you need duct insulation to keep the air cool as it travels through.
More Air Cooling Tips
- Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle
- Use cooling fans to move air around the rooms in your home
- Replace incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent lighting
- Clean and replace air filters monthly
- Call in an A/C specialist to troubleshoot potential problems
HVAC System Tune-Up Special
Call Tin Man Heating and Cooling, your Bowling Green Ohio HVAC contractor of choice, at (419) 353-4448 or complete our $79 HVAC System Tune-Up & Maintenance Form.