How to Stay Cool in Atlanta This Summer
As the mercury rises in the ATL, so will the energy costs in keeping your home or business cool this Summer with air conditioning. While you can expect those energy bills to be higher, there are lots of ways to prepare your home for the warm months ahead without spending a fortune from air conditioning repair to new installation. From a few simple fixes to more advanced cost reducing, long term measures, let us show you how to stay cool without breaking the bank during Atlanta’s hot, humid summer months.
Maintenance of Current AC
If you already have a newer air conditioning system or don’t want to replace it yet, keeping your system maintained is key to your air conditioner’s longevity. Annual ac maintenance by a certified professional ensures your unit will be ready to perform efficiently. If you haven’t already done so, schedule a maintenance appointment with your friendly Atlanta Air Conditioning Professionals. If you’re living in an older home and your system isn’t pumping out cold air like it used to, we can help you with certified factory-warranty ac repair. Some companies, like ours, offer maintenance contracts with new systems to keep your air conditioner running at peak performance level year-round.
Rebates for a New Air Conditioning System
If you’re in the market for an air conditioning system, there are great energy rebate programs to help you save money while staying cool. In addition to factory-direct rebates that put money back into your pocket, many power companies and cities in the greater Atlanta metro area have deployed programs to make it easier than ever to buy a new air conditioner! Today’s latest models are amazingly more efficient than previous generations of air conditioners. When you buy with us, we offer free installation, maintenance and a lifetime warranty! Call us today to schedule your installation of a leading air conditioning system and get ready to feel the ice cold difference this summer.
Check your Thermostat
One of the easiest ways to reduce energy costs is to invest in a programmable thermostat. Today’s units are inexpensive and will allow you to selectively turn your air conditioner on when you’re home and need it.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you should set your thermostat to 90, but you will definitely save money by compromising on your home’s internal temperature. Most people find that a setting of 78 degrees is plenty cool while saving considerably on overall costs. Most home energy audits show that for every degree above 78 that you set your thermostat, you’ll save an additional 6% on your monthly energy bill! Now that’s a cool idea.
Clean those Filters
Bar none, the easiest way to increase the efficiency of your unit is to regularly clean and replace your air filters. Over time, dust, dirt, allergens and pollution clog your filter if left untreated. Not only does this lower air quality, but it makes your air conditioner work harder to pump clean air through your home or Atlanta Business. Most regular sized filters cost a few dollars and are definitely worth the investment!
Sunlight, even indirectly entering your home will heat things up more than you think. Think about closing curtain and blinds to prevent light penetration to save additional energy and increase the overall efficiency of your cool Atlanta home!
If you’re worried about your energy bill or are interested in more ways to cut down on bills this summer, call us today for a FREE energy audit and consultation about options available to you today. With the hottest Atlanta days just around the corner, there’s no better time to Contact Us.