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How AC Maintenance is Vital to Energy Efficiency

How AC Maintenance is Vital to Energy Efficiency

How AC Maintenance is Vital to Your AC's Energy Efficiency

A lot goes into upkeep to ensure your home's running smoothly: regular cleaning of interiors and exteriors, lawn and tree control, various repairs and improvements. Maintaining your air conditioning unit is also a large part of proper housekeeping, as well as an essential part of conserving and reducing your energy usage.

Understanding why keeping your AC unit performing well is important; let's take a look at why.

An Energy Efficient AC is Good for the Environment

When you focus on proper AC maintenance, especially during the hot summer months, you'll be doing the environment a favor. Here are some important environmental benefits to keeping up your AC unit:

  • environmentUtilization of less power from the grid, which depletes fewer resources.
  • Prevention of fluid leakage of refrigerant.
  • Reduce your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.

Generally speaking, the less time you have to run your air conditioner, the less of a strain you're putting on the environment. While we know warmer temperature need a solution, keeping your AC well maintained will help you cool your home quicker.

Save Money With an Energy Efficient AC

energyefficiencyWe all love to save money. Your AC system consumes the most energy in your home, however, so when it's not running as well as it could it can produce a rather pricey bill - which no one loves!

Prevent this catastrophe with routine AC maintenance and repair. It's important that you not only change your filters regularly but that you ensure your air ducts are clear and that an HVAC technician performs regular service checks. By addressing minor issues early, you can prevent them from becoming major emergencies.

An Excuse to Upgrade

upgradeYes, you'll spend some money upfront by upgrading your AC unit and thermostat, but in the long run, you're going to save a really good amount of money on utility spending.

Upgrading your thermostat, for instance, will allow you to better maintain the temperature your home stays at each day as well as getting some introspection into your home's cooling habits and where you can potentially adjust and save further.

Similarly, when you update your AC unit, you can use up to 50% less energy with a higher energy star rating. An experienced technician can also measure your home to ensure the unit you have is not too small for your home's size. When you have an AC unit that's too small for your home, it ends up working overtime and too hard to compensate.

These are just a few examples of how upgrading can effectively contribute to your home being more energy efficient and saving you money. There's never a good reason to skip out on an opportunity to make something more energy efficient, especially when it can save you money and is good for the environment.

Specifically paying attention to your AC maintenance is important because it already consumes so much energy; any reduction you can make in energy consumption with your air conditioning unit is important. If you haven't scheduled your yearly AC inspection yet, or if your home could use an energy efficient upgrade, don't hesitate to reach out to our experts at Snappy Electric, Plumbing, Heating, & Air.