Living in New England means living through all four seasons, and although we are known for our long, harsh winters, our summers often hit just as hard. Which means you’ve most likely invested in air conditioning to stay cool through the hot summer months. But with air conditioners, comes air conditioning costs and an increased electric bill. How can you stay cool without breaking the bank?
Below are our top ways to save on your air conditioning costs this summer.
Seal Leaks in the House
A drafty house is not an energy-efficient house. Do an inspection of your house and check for any gaps, cracks and openings where air can come and go. Windows and doors are the obvious places to check, but there are many other areas that are prone to leaks, such as where the home’s foundation meets the exterior brick or siding.
Service Your AC
Regular AC maintenance can improve your home’s air quality, offer greater energy efficiency, allow for fewer costly service and repairs, and can even prolong the life of your HVAC system. Save on your air conditioning costs and ensure efficiency by cleaning or replacing the filters in your HVAC system. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season.
Switch to an Energy Efficient AC
Conventional heating and cooling systems operate on burning fossil fuels. Be it propane, natural gas or oil. These systems depend on a constant supply of fuel to operate. You can cut your energy costs by replacing an old air conditioner for a new unit with a high energy-efficiency ratio, or EER, or an Energy Star-qualified unit. Higher EER ratings indicate a more efficient air conditioner.
For example, the Mitsubishi Ductless Heating and Cooling System is known for being energy efficient. Ductless mini splits operate by utilizing the refrigerant found within the system to transfer hot or cold air into your home. Ductless mini split systems utilize electricity to operate. This opens up renewable energy options as a source of electricity and a way to heat and cool your home efficiently. Contact Daigle to upgrade your system and help save on air conditioning costs!
Staying cool in the summer doesn’t have to break the bank. If you need professional assistance reducing your air conditioning costs, then contact the expert technicians at Daigle.
About Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Founded over 40 years ago, Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is family-owned and operated by the Daigle family. We are proud to provide quality, dependable plumbing, heating, and cooling services for our customers in Derry, NH, and the surrounding areas. Daigle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is your partner for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Call us today at 603-434-6353 for a free estimate.