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Simple Tips for More Affordable Air Conditioning

While things are certainly cooling down in our area now that we’re moving through September, residents around here know that they can’t just put their air conditioning systems out of mind. Whether you just want to be prepared for the occasionally hotter day to come, or you’re thinking in the long term, you definitely want to be prepared. Part of being prepared to cool your home successfully is figuring out how to do so affordably.

There are some individuals out there who may try to convince you that the only way to do so is to invest in a brand new,  likely quite expensive,  air conditioning system. That’s not exactly the case, though. Will investing in a new system and having it installed by a trustworthy HVAC company in Pasadena get you an affordable performance? Sure. But there are other options to consider that come with a much smaller price tag.

Invest In a New Thermostat

Wait a second, you might be thinking, I thought you just said that I didn’t have to invest in a new system. Well, we did—and you don’t. However, upgrading an individual component of your HVAC system can definitely help to boost its overall energy efficiency, and that is definitely going to result in a more affordable overall performance.  

If you are still using an old manual thermostat, for instance, there is pretty much no way that you’re going to get the most efficient performance possible from your air conditioner. Upgrading to a programmable model is a great start toward more efficient cooling, but we suggest that you consider the use of a smart thermostat. If your system is compatible with this technology,  it can really help to slash cooling costs.

Seal Leaky Ductwork

Too many homeowners are too quick to blame their air conditioning systems themselves for underperforming when it comes to efficiency levels. What about the ductwork that is responsible for distributing conditioned air throughout the house, though? If you don’t have properly sealed, reliable air ducts in place, then you’re setting your system up for failure in terms of energy efficiency.

We can test your ductwork for you if you think that your system is costing too much to operate.  Having trouble with high energy costs and cooling your home evenly and effectively? Leaky ductwork could definitely be to blame. Reach out to a member of our team to have your air ducts expertly sealed, so that your AC can function as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

There is no getting around this one. If you want your air conditioner to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible, then professional maintenance on an annual schedule is an absolute necessity.

We offer a comprehensive maintenance program that not only keeps systems in the best working condition possible, but which also offers members some added benefits. Contact us to give your AC the care it deserves, so that it can do the same for you!

Contact Greenleaf Heating & Cooling for your AC service needs.

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