How You Can Prevent Higher Air Conditioning Bills This Summer
It’s only May and already Southern California has been hit with a couple of major heat waves. Here in Northridge, air conditioning systems will be seeing more use than ever, as the mercury climbs and residents take serious measures to beat the heat. That means you’ll likely be paying more in monthly energy bills to keep your air conditioner running, but be careful that you’re not paying more than you should.
Here’s how you can prevent higher air conditioning bills this summer without skimping on the cool air that keeps your house so comfortable.
For starters, you should plan on a maintenance session as soon as possible if you haven’t had one yet this year. A technician will arrive and clean off the dirt in your system, as well as swapping out the air filters, recharging the refrigerant and tightening any parts that have become loose. As a result, your air conditioner will run much more efficiently: costing less in monthly bills and lowering the overall amount of wear and tear on the system.
Beyond that, look for ways to better seal your house, and add more insulation if you can. Insulation keeps hot air out just as easily as it keeps warm air in, and you’d be surprised how much an extra layer or two will help keep your household cool. You should also take simple steps to seal up any cracks or crevices around doors and windows, such as adding weather stripping or even vinyl window frames. Sealing up those cracks means that cool air won’t get sucked out and hot air won’t get sucked in.
No one in Southern California has any doubt that his will be a scorcher of a summer, and energy bills are apt to spike through the roof. But you don’t need to accept that lying down and a few simple steps can help you prevent higher air conditioning bills this summer. Cooling systems can be maintained and repaired by the Northridge air conditioning experts at Mediterranean Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us today and let us help you prepare for the summer. You’ll be glad you did!