Nearly all Las Vegas homeowners wonder how to keep their houses cool without running up their utility bills. Our area is fabulous for many reasons, but a mild, cool climate certainly isn’t one of them. You know you need to keep your house much cooler than outside, but how can you do so without receiving a massive utility bill at the end of the month? Is it even possible?
As it turns out, it is! Your air conditioner is the appliance that draws the most energy, especially during the scorching summer months. Ensuring your AC unit enjoys proper maintenance will keep this core system running as efficiently as possible.
#1 Replace Your Air Filter
The air filter pulls pollutants like dust, germs, pollen, dirt, mold, dog and cat hair, bacteria, and other nasty stuff. Over time, all of this grime will clog the filter. If you change it often, you keep the air in your home cleaner and reduce the risk of health concerns for your family. It isn’t just about health, though. If your air filter is clogged, it’ll also have a hard time passing that cold air you so desperately want.
With a college filter, your HVAC has to work even harder — and worse, it means you won’t get to enjoy the cool air. Replacing your filter as part of your AC maintenance at least every 90 days ensures nothing is blocking the cool air from reaching you.
#2 Clear Your Unit of Any Vegetation
If you’re like many homeowners, you forget about the parts of your HVAC outside of your home. This may be on the side of your house, in your garage, or in your attic. If these components are outside, make sure to clear away sticks, leaves, moss, animal nests, and anything else that may be blocking them.
If the air inside the unit can’t flow out and away from the condensing coil because too many weeds or bushes are nearby, your AC fan won’t be able to produce the airflow needed to keep your home cool. Without proper airflow, the condenser works harder, wears out faster, and may require more repairs and earlier replacement.
#3 Hire HVAC Techs to Come Out
One of the best things you can do is maintain peak performance with quality AC maintenance in Las Vegas. An HVAC tech will be able to look at your unit and tell you exactly what needs to be done in order to keep your HVAC running efficiently for a long time to come. Your HVAC system’s filters, coils, and other components require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its remaining years of service. Neglecting this necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while your energy bills steadily increase.
Remember, an efficient unit means a cool home!