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Cooling Your Home Affordably This Summer

comfortable-womanWith the level of heat that we experience during the summer season in our geographic region, not running your air conditioner is simply not an option. The hard truth of this matter is that running your air conditioner also costs money. It doesn’t matter how efficient your AC. You will see its use reflected in your energy bills throughout the cooling season. While we cannot tell you how to cool your home for free, we can help you to boost energy efficiency to keep cooling costs manageable.

Don’t worry, we are not going to tell you that you need to upgrade your air conditioner to a high-efficiency system, either. While doing so will obviously help you to scale back cooling costs, this is not an option for every homeowner financially. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple ways in which you can start cutting down on energy bills—without sacrificing your comfort in the process. Keep these tips in mind, and schedule your AC services in Brooksville, FL with our team.

Got Ceiling Fans? Then Use Them!

We live in a time when technology rules, so something like a ceiling fan may be looked at as a relic or merely an aesthetic flourish. This is really not the case, though. In fact, using your ceiling fans in conjunction with your air conditioner will help you to cut back on your energy bills while also enjoying better comfort!

No, a ceiling fan will not actively cool your home the way that an air conditioner does. However, it will help to distribute the air cooled by your AC through your house more effectively. That means that you may be able to dial the air conditioner down a bit without your comfort suffering. It costs a lot less to run a ceiling fan than it does an air conditioner.

Seal Up Your Air Leaks

Your home should have some natural ventilation, as this is necessary for maintaining good indoor air quality. That being said, you can have too much of a good thing. If your thermal envelope is really leaky, then you are making it easy for heat to transfer into your home while you are also running an AC to overcome that very heat!

You can hire a professional contractor to come and pinpoint weak spots that need sealing, but you can also do a lot on your own. Weatherstripping in door frames, recaulking drafty windows, and other basic measures will help to keep heat out in the summer—and in during the winter, too!

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Annual air conditioning tune-ups are the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working as close to peak efficiency as possible. We happen to offer an excellent maintenance program—our Maximum Value Protection (MVP) Club—that makes maintenance easier and more affordable than ever. Be sure to give a member of our team a call if you are serious about protecting efficiency and the HVAC systems that you rely upon so much themselves.

Let Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning handle your AC services.

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