We are more than halfway through the summer, which means we still have several weeks left to run our cooling systems. Summer tends to be a particularly expensive season for most people with extra costs on vacations, a summer camp for the kids, and most notably higher utility bills from running the AC all the time! In fact, our HVAC systems are responsible for half of all the energy used in our home.
If you suspect your air conditioner isn’t running as efficiently as it should—especially because your utility bills are through the roof, Care Temp Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help. As one of the leading air conditioning companies serving Jackson, NJ, and the surrounding communities, Care Temp is experienced with all different types of air conditioners and brands to get your system running as efficiently as possible.
In the meantime, here are three reasons why your cooling bill may be running a bit expensive this summer.
An air filter, which protects all the inner workings of your air conditioner, should be changed every one to three months. A dirty air filter impedes the unit from the condensation draining properly and also blocks the air from flowing. Your bills, in turn, will be substantially higher because your air conditioner is working a lot harder to keep the house cool.
Manage Your Thermostat Better
You can save anywhere from five to fifteen percent of the costs of air conditioning if you properly manage your thermostat. Instead of keeping it at the coolest temperature morning through night, consider turning this setting up when you are not at home. Some thermostats even have a setting that increases the temperature throughout the day!
Out With the Old, In With the New
This may seem opposite of the point we are trying to make, but in the long-run, this is the best option. Replacing an old, 20-year old system with an Energy Star model will cut costs up to fifty percent. These savings will undoubtedly offset the cost of the new system itself over its lifespan.
If you’re ready to start saving money, contact our heating and air conditioning experts that serve Brick, Toms River, and many other areas today for a free estimate on all air conditioning installations and repairs at 855-788-TEMP.