We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Tips on How to Keep Cool When Energy Bills Are Making You Hot
Taking a good hard look at your energy bills is a quick way to get your blood boiling while trying to stay cool in your Northwest Arkansas area home this summer. Thankfully, the following tips will help you maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without insanely high energy bills.
Replace Air Filters
Not regularly replacing the air filters in your heating and cooling system is one of the quickest ways to pay more for your energy costs. A dirty or clogged filter restricts the flow of the air, causing the unit to work harder. Not only are you wasting energy, you are also increasing your carbon footprint. Furthermore, a dirty air filter reduces your indoor air quality, which has a negative effect on your health. Most experts recommend changing the air filter once a month.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks are a common problem in homes all over the world. These leaks allow the cooled indoor air to leak out of your home while the hot outdoor air seeps in. Ductwork is one of the main culprits of air leaks, and if you properly seal and insulate it, you can improve the HVAC unit’s energy efficiency to 20 percent or more, according to the EPA website.
Regular tune-ups keep your HVAC unit functioning properly, while improving its energy efficiency. All of which can lower your energy bills. Furthermore, signing a preventive maintenance agreement with a trusted HVAC company prolongs the life of your heating and cooling system and reduces the chance of unexpected repairs.