In Florida, an AC is an almost year-round necessity, and your AC can also be one of the biggest contributors to your energy bill each month. We know how important it is to have a cool and comfortable home here in Tampa, Florida, but what are you to do when your electricity bills just seem to climb? Just turning off the AC is not an option, even if it seems like the only way to save on your bills. We have compiled the top three ways that you might inadvertently waste money while using your AC – and how you can save money on your air conditioning costs!
Your AC System is Outdated or the Wrong Size
If your AC system is old, it can lack efficiency and cause your bills to skyrocket. The good news is that today’s units are more efficient than ever, and it also makes it a perfect time to upgrade if you are dealing with an outdated unit. If you just can’t afford a new AC this year, a routine air conditioning maintenance service might give your AC a boost and enhance its efficiency this summer season.
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It is also important to have an AC unit that is the correct size for the square footage of your home. HVAC systems are not one size fits all and a unit that is either too small or too big can have a major impact on your energy consumption and bills.
Don’t suffer from a lack of efficiency or higher energy bills this summer! Call the pros at Super Heat & Air for all your AC installation needs! We offer great deals on the latest high-efficiency brand name AC systems, and employ some of the best air conditioner installation technicians the Greater Tampa Bay area has to offer!
There Are Leaks Around Windows or Doors
Fortunately, the issue isn’t always a problem with your AC system. Small leaks around windows and doors can add up and contribute to the heat and humidity in your home. It’s not always easy to visibly detect these leaks, so we recommend caulking all windows, and using weather strips on all doors. If you are still unsure whether your doors and windows are leaking, we are happy to do an energy audit of your home!
The Thermostat is Set Too Low
While we all like to relax in a cool home, many people set their thermostats too low when in turn cause higher energy bills, and can prematurely wear down the components of your AC system. Keep in mind that lowering the temperature won’t make your system any faster, it will only continue to run and use energy. We like to recommend 78 degrees Fahrenheit as the most efficient temperature.
If you would like to have a new AC system installed in your home, or would like an energy audit call Super Heat & Air! Trust our expert certified technicians to get the job done quickly! Get your free estimate today!
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