It’s summer, so air conditioning efficiency is at the front of everybody's minds. Homeowners in the Columbia region are no exception. Whether your home is brand new, historical, or somewhere in between, there are things you can do to make your HVAC system more efficient.
Here are three basic air conditioning efficiency tips for Columbia's homeowners:
Learn how to program your thermostat
With a regular program running, you don’t have to run the risk of forgetting to adjust the indoor temperature when you leave. Set the temperature a few degrees warmer when everyone leaves for the day, and program it to cool the house back down just before everyone normally returns. You will stay comfortable AND save a few bucks on your electric bill.
Get your air ducts inspected for leaks
Even brand new ducts can have leaks due to shoddy installation or low-quality materials. Leaky ducts cost homeowners a ton of money by directing air away from the rooms we want cooled. An HVAC professional can test your ducts, detect leaks, and seal them for you. The entire process often only takes a few hours, and you'll be surprised at how affordable this service is.
Register for a maintenance agreement with your HVAC company
Getting your air conditioner inspected and serviced every summer can go a long way toward improving the efficiency and lifespan of the equipment. These agreements may cover a portion or all of your heating and cooling system – that's up to you and your service provider to decide.
Spring Valley Air Conditioning offers maintenance agreements for homeowners in the area surrounding Columbia, South Carolina. Learn more about how a maintenance agreement can help you to achieve air conditioning efficiency and save you a bundle on cooling costs.