AC Service | Heat and Cool for Less this Season

AC Service | Heat and Cool for Less this Season

 AC Service | With cooling systems working harder to handle rising temperatures, summer is the ideal time to focus on ways to save energy, and save money on cooling.
  • Set your thermostat on the highest comfortable setting. If you’re leaving for the day, turn it up a couple of degrees. Don’t turn your cooling system off unless you’ll be gone for an extended period of time.
  • Clean or change your filters monthly. Dirty filters can increase operating costs.
  • Use a ceiling fan or portable fan to supplement your air conditioning. A fan can make you feel three to four degrees cooler so you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher and save on cooling costs. Use in occupied rooms since fans cool people, not rooms.
  • Switch your central air conditioning to “auto” for better cooling and humidity control and costs you less than keeping the system switched “on” continuously.
  • Close blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest part of the day to keep the sun’s rays from heating your house.
  • Choose a high-efficiency AC with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14 or greater.
  • Closely monitor older air conditioning equipment – especially temperature settings, hours of operation and filter condition.
  • Properly insulate your home. In existing homes, wall insulation may be too expensive to install, so concentrate on attic and floor insulation. In Florida aim for the following insulation levels:
    • Ceiling: R-19 or R-30
    • Wall: R-11 in frame wall, R-5 in CBS walls
    • Floor: R-11 (suspended frame only)

 

 

 

Air Quality control operates 24 hours a day, always ready to assist you with any cooling needs you may have. We are a family owned AC Repair Service company and offer a Comprehensive AC Service in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas!

 

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