We love the summertime! From festivals to fairs— rodeos, floats, and concerts– there may be no better time to enjoy all that Portland has to offer.
The only drawback to summer is the high price for feeling cool at home and in the office. With energy prices steadily on the rise, all of us want to know how to save money when it comes to air conditioning.
In order to lower your air conditioning cost, there are a number of things you can do this summer. Master these, and your savings account will thank you.
You may even have more money to spend on summer trips and ice cream! Let’s find out how:
Make Sure You Are Insulated
One of the worst feelings is discovering you have high air conditioning cost because you are paying to cool off the whole outdoors!
Doing a check for proper insulation and investing in windows can greatly impact your costs at home. In many cases, these improvements can lead to rebates.
Check For Mold
Having mold in your home or office can be a health risk. And some homeowners and property managers may understand it can affect home and property values.
Proper air conditioning won’t just hurt you and your loved ones, or the value of your home– it will also cut down on the growth of mold. Mold can cause indoor air pollution as well as signal other issues in your home.
If an inspection turns up mold you may need to address the AC in your home as well as the insulation. You may be paying extra to have the cool air seep out the cracks in your home and ductwork.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
The experts suggest investing in a programmable thermostat to lower your air conditioning cost. In fact, this technique can save you 10% a year on your energy costs!
Have It Made In the Shade
Using your shades, curtains, and blinds during the hot hours of the day can cut energy costs. If you will be out during the heat of the day make sure to draw your blinds.
Perform Preventative Maintenance
The worst time to think about changing the oil in your car is after the engine breaks down. It will cost thousands to rebuild.
The same is true for your air conditioning. For homeowners and property managers who want lower conditioning cost, performing regular maintenance is the key.
A little investment goes a long way. From filter changes to duct cleaning, a little preventative maintenance goes a long way.
Check your manufacturer’s recommendations for regular planned maintenance and adhere to them You
Duct Cleaning Services
If your ducts have dirt, residue, and contaminants it can cut down on the efficiency of your HVAC system. Your air conditioning cost may be higher simply because your ducts aren’t operating optimally.
One way to cut your costs is by hiring professional duct cleaning services. Willard Power Vac can help.
We operate around all around Portland and have provided dependable service for years.
Our customers get cleaner and more cost efficient air conditioning systems. Come find out more about our track record of success and get a free estimate today.