When analyzing average energy consumption per household in the United States, Georgia ranks among the highest in the country. Although nearly half of the homes in LaGrange, Georgia, were built after 1990, most are larger than the country’s average, which offsets the energy efficiencies of living in a newer property.
To ensure a more energy-efficient home, it’s imperative to invest in spring air conditioning maintenance. Here’s how doing so will get you ready for this upcoming summer, which meteorologists predict will be hotter than ever.
Reduces Monthly Utility Bills That Burn You Up Internally
Cooling your home accounts for about 50 percent of your summer’s monthly electricity bills. While setting or programming your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit or higher can curb those cooling costs, since each degree below that temperature can increase your bill by 4 percent, maintaining your AC is still the best way to ensure efficiency.
Decreases the Chances of a Major Breakdown During the Hottest Day
There’s no doubt that if your HVAC system is 12 to 15 years old, you should start thinking about replacing it with a more energy-efficient unit that has been qualified by ENERGY STAR and has a higher SEER. If your budget won’t allow for a system replacement just yet, the next best thing you can do is invest in professional AC maintenance to ensure your unit maximizes its capabilities and to decrease the chances of a major breakdown when you least need it.
Helps You Avoid the Risk of Injury So You Can Enjoy the Summer
Saving money for a new system – or for a family vacation this summer – by trying to maintain your air conditioner yourself can lead to serious injury if you aren’t properly trained to perform the complicated task. By entrusting an HVAC professional, you ensure your safety, health and property aren’t put in harm’s way.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new AC this spring, or if you’d like to invest in professional HVAC maintenance on your current unit, read on about what to consider when buying a new cooling system or contact Airforce Heating & Air. We look forward to making your upcoming summer as cool and comfortable as possible.