Summer is here! It is such a fun time of year, but not for those power bills. When outside starts to get hot, especially here in Las Vegas, you want your inside cool. An air conditioner that is not running optimally can lead to higher energy use. Higher energy use means higher energy bills. Hal Mechanical wants to help you know how to lower your power bill in this hot time of year.
Change Dirty Air Filters
You would be amazed at how dirty your air filters can get. By changing the filters on a regular basis (once a month) you can help keep your air conditioner running properly. If your filters get clogged your A/C system has to work harder, which equals a higher power bill for you. Also having clogged filters can cause problems with your air conditioning which will in the future cost you money. So we pay the money now for new filters so you can save money on your power bill in the long run.
Cleaning AC Condenser Coils
When you have dirty coils in your A/C condenser the hot air can’t escape as well. It then begins to back up inside the home, making the AC system work harder than it should. When your A/C has to work harder that makes your power bill rise. Keeping your air conditioning system clean can benefit you in many ways. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning A/C coils yourself or even know what they are, call Hal Mechanical for help. This is included as part of their AC maintenance!
Does Keeping Curtains Closed Keep Heat Out?
Some simple ideas that you can do to keep your power bill lower. Keep your curtains, blinds and other window coverings closed to keep the hot sun from coming into your house. If you have kids you will know, they are great for going outside and not shutting the doors. The best thing is to keep those doors and windows closed as much as possible. If the doors or windows are open the A/C has to keep trying to cool down the house.
Check for Leaky Ducts
If you have done all of those things and your power bill keeps going up then you need to get your ductwork check for leaks. This is the time you call a professional. They will come out and check the ductwork and seal leaks if there are any in your home.