Home and business owners in Central Florida understand the importance of an air conditioning, even in the winter months. Ever had that sinking feeling when you realize your HVAC system wasn’t working? Come home from work to sweltering hot home? Or opened up your electric bill and shocked by how much it was?
It may be easier than you think to increase your energy efficiency, reduce your energy use, and prolong the life of your air conditioner.”An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely applies to AC units.
Invest in a licensed professional HVAC technician who specializes in air conditioners.
Ask your technician to show you how to properly set the thermostat to save energy.
Have your system regularly maintained. Small problems can quickly turn into major repairs if not caught in time.
Parts replaced during regular maintenance are usually still under warranty, which can save you money.
The fact is, an older system can end up costing you more in poor performance and expensive repairs than a new unit. Not to mention the possible health issues from poor air quality or a cracked or clogged system which can release unsafe toxic gasses in your home and create a fire hazard.
If your system is older than 10 years old, then you may want to think about investing in a new energy-efficient and cost-effective unit, before you have the inconvenience of the old one breaking down in the middle of summer.
Older systems also use more energy, costing more to keep your home cool. A new Energy Star until will save you about 20% on your electric bill, which really adds up over time.
Escalating Electric Bill
New energy-efficient air conditioners are 60% more efficient than units made 10 years ago. Normal wear and tear coupled with infrequent maintenance can significantly lower the unit’s efficiency. Your initial investment on a new system will quickly be returned with the money you save on your monthly electric bill.
Fortune Mechanical Services is locally owned and operated. We take pride in creating comfortable living environments for Central Florida’s homes and businesses by providing quality air conditioners and maintenance at competitive prices.