accontrolHeating and cooling coast can take a big bite out of your monthly budget. As the weather gets warmer, Emerald Coast residents are turning to their air conditioning systems to keep them cool, but you can take some simple steps to increase the efficiency of your cooling system and decrease the cost the cooling your home or business.

It’s not too late to schedule a professional cleaning and maintenance tune up. A NATE certified technician can give your unit a thorough cleaning and identify any small issues that may cause the system to run less efficiently. Catching small issues early can help prevent a large repair bill later on.

Your tune up should include a check of:

  • the coil filter
  • the condensation tray
  • refrigerant pressure and levels
  • the motor

Replacing your air filters every month is an easy and inexpensive way to keep your system running at optimal levels. Available at any hardware or home improvement store, replacing the air filter is an easy do it yourself project. As a reminder, replace the filters after you pay your monthly energy bill.

If your older unit (more than 10 years old) is giving you problems, consider replacing, rather than repairing it. While a new air conditioning system is a pricey, upfront investment, you will see big savings in your energy bill immediately. Additionally, there are a number of incentive programs and manufacturer rebates available to help you “go green” and save some green at the same time. A certified air conditioning technician can help you find the unit that’s right for your home. Bigger is not always better, so an appropriately sized unit will cool your home most efficiently, effectively, and economically.

Ceiling fans are another low tech, inexpensive way to circulate cool air.
Installing a programmable thermometer is another way to keep your energy costs down. By programming your thermostat to keep you home cooler when you are there, and warmer when you are away. You can save money by not running the system while you are away from your home or business.

Along the Emerald Coast, energy bills rise as quickly as the temperature. By making a few adjustments in your home, you can increase the efficiency of your cooling system and keep your energy costs under control. Beachside Air Conditioning offers both preventive maintenance and cleaning services, as well as installation and repair for homes and businesses across the Emerald Coast. If you’re unit is giving you trouble, don’t wait to have it inspected, call Beachside Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment.