Summer is coming, and considering the last month we’ve had, a lot of people would argue that it’s already here. Here in San Bernardino, air conditioning systems will be called upon like never before to keep those sweltering Inland Empire temperatures at bay. Most of us have come to accept the reality that we’ll be paying higher bills this summer to keep our homes cool, but that acceptance may hide the fact that you’re paying more than you should. You can find ways to save money on air conditioning this summer, helping keep the pinch in your pocketbook to a minimum. It starts with simple steps you likely learned about in grade school: dress lightly, drink plenty of cool liquids and set your thermostat a few degrees higher than you normally would. You can make more serious inroads, however, with help from your local San Bernardino air conditioning service technician at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning.
For starters, make sure you schedule a maintenance session for your air conditioner before things go too much farther. This will clean off any dust on the interior (which lowers friction), tighten any loose bolts (which keeps components from rattling in their housings), and recharge low refrigerant (which ensures that you system can still produce cool air). To that, you can perform an energy audit on your home to find spots where it could use some care, then take steps to address any “weak points” (for instance, by adding weather stripping to cracks under doors). You should also look into more formal upgrades to your air conditioner – like zone controls that let you shut off the cool air in parts of the home you aren’t using – which can help trim costs without skimping on the cool air your need to feel comfortable.
For more ways to save money on air conditioning this summer, give the experts at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning a call. Air conditioning is going to be more important than ever this summer, but that doesn’t mean you should pay more for it than you have to. Our trained professionals are standing by to give you a hand, so don’t hesitate to contact us!