You really can’t do without air conditioning in Savannah, with its hot summers and muggy conditions. A cool, comfortable home is the first, best defense against those days when the temperatures creep up. But just because you can’t live without air conditioning doesn’t mean that you should pay too much for it. With careful attention, you can cut your monthly energy bills without giving up the air conditioned environment that keeps you cool when temperatures get high.
Regular maintenance of your air conditioning unit is a key part of that. As time goes on, air conditioners suffer wear and tear just like any other appliance. Dust and dirt can build up in the filters, and on important components such as the evaporator coils. Leaks can develop in the ductwork and elsewhere. Overworked components will strain under excessive demand. All of that has the effect of reducing your air conditioning unit’s efficiency, which results in higher monthly electric bills. All of that can be prevented with a regular maintenance schedule from a trained professional. He can clean the components, check for leaks, identify worn parts in need of repair and recharge low refrigerant levels. Without this kind of maintenance, you end up costing yourself a great deal in monthly bills.
You might also have an inefficient air conditioning system that doesn’t fit the parameters of your home. AC units that are too large or too small will expend unnecessary energy cooling your space, and if you have a central air conditioning system in a large home, you may be cooling areas that you don’t need to. Upgrading to a properly sized AC unit can reduce that inefficiency, while the installation of a zone control system – letting you cool one part of the house while leaving the rest alone – can also reduce the expenditure of energy.
The experts at AAction Air handle air conditioning issues in Savannah, and can provide solid advice on why you might pay too much to cool your home. We can also offer solutions designed to fit your particular situation, drawn upon years of experience in this field. Call us today and let us help you get a handle on those high electric bills.