The West and Southwest areas are unusually warm this time of year.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Mesa Air conditioning can be an expensive energy drain, especially for homeowners living in an area that requires year-round AC. Hotter climates tend to put a strain on the air conditioning unit and in no time at all, maintenance and repairs are needed. Cutting back on how often the air conditioner runs each day or cutting down on using it at all makes it possible to extend the life of the AC and leave longer periods of time between maintenance service. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by supplementing AC with alternative methods of cooling.
One of the best ways to cool a space without relying on the air conditioning is with fans. Not only do fans cool down by circulating air and creating a breeze, they can also move warm air away from people. Ceiling fans are especially good for this because they can be set to spin in either direction. This means cool air can be pushed down during the summer and during the winter, the fan can be reversed to push warm air down. Fans do not use a great deal of energy and they can create a big savings on the work an air conditioner needs to do.
Another great way to ensure the air conditioning in Mesa is not overworked this summer is to have it serviced. Routine air conditioning maintenance on a Arizona air conditioning unit ensures it is working as efficiently as possible. These AC check up appointments are inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of fixing a broken down air conditioner.
In addition to an Mesa A/C tune up, it is also important for homeowners to have their thermostats checked. This can be done during the usual tune up procedure. The thermostat needs to be accurate, so the settings do not cause the AC to run more than necessary. This is a quick check that can save a lot of money over the course of a long, hot summer.
One of the biggest reasons rooms in the home overheat is because of the sun entering the space. The more the sun is shining into a room the warmer it gets, causing the AC to click on when it otherwise would not. Investing in sun-blocking shades is a great way to keep the rooms in a home cool and comfortable without running the air conditioning. Sun blocking window treatments are a little more expensive than regular curtains, but still much cheaper than running the AC full blast all summer. And high-quality curtain options are still too expensive a set of dark window coverings will do the trick good enough to at least save a little money on energy costs.
Homeowners face a lot of expenses, so whenever it is possible to cut costs they should take advantage of the opportunity. One of the best ways to cut down on the energy bill is to ensure the air conditioning runs as little as possible, even on the summer’s hottest days. For an AC tune up or to learn more ways to save on energy costs throughout the year, contact Air Care Cooling & Heating.