As the heat begins to crank up in Las Vegas, Nevada, your air conditioner will be running more often to keep your home cool and comfortable. As your air conditioner works hard to keep your home cooled down, your bill will begin to increase. Homeowners throughout Las Vegas are seeking ways to help reduce their cooling bill and save money. Hal Mechanical will share a few tips on how to reduce your power bill as the temperatures continue to rise over the coming months.
Preventive Air Conditioning Tune Up Maintenance
If you haven’t had your air conditioner tuned-up yet, it is never too late. When tuning up the air conditioner, the entire cooling system is inspected, cleaned, and lubricated to ensure performance. Even though an air conditioner may run without problems, is can still have little issues that can effect its performance. Air conditioner units should be tuned up at least once a year to ensure top performance. It is recommended you have the air conditioner tuned-up at the beginning of spring to ensure it is ready for the intense summer heat. However, it is never too late to have the unit tuned-up. If you want to save money on your power bill get your unit tuned up now.
Upgrading Your Old AC Unit
Replacing an air conditioner unit can be a major investment. Most homeowners will only make that investment when absolutely necessary. However, if you have the means it is recommended by HVAC professionals to replace an air conditioner unit that is older than 15 years. Older air conditioner units are known to be less efficient. Additionally, they will begin to cost more and more money in endless repairs until the unit finally dies. For a homeowner on a mission to save money on their monthly power consumption, it will benefit you greatly to have a newer unit. Newer units are far more efficient than older units. They use less power and run with an environmentally friendly refrigerant. If possible, consider replacing your old air conditioner unit with a new one.
Run Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are another great way to help save energy. Yes, you may be spending a bit of power to run the fans. However, they greatly help to disperse the cool air and even help keep the inside of the home a few degrees cooler. Ceiling fans use fairly low amounts of power and help take some of the stress off the air conditioner.
Set the Thermostat Temperature Setting to 72 Degrees
Many homeowners will have their thermostat set to 65 degrees to stay cool. However, that tends to be a bit excessive. As people’s body temperature will vary, most people can remain pretty comfortable around 72 degrees. The lower you have the temperature set inside your home, the harder the air conditioner will have to work. The more often the air conditioner is running, the higher your power bill will be. If you need to reduce your power bill consider turning up the temperature.