Tips & Resources
Not using your air conditioner will probably save you money on central air conditioner repair. It may also cause you to save money on your monthly energy bill. But not using your ac is not necessarily a great idea. Unless you can stand the heat, chances are you will want to use your air conditioner on most summer days – especially during the hottest months.
Besides not using your air conditioner at all, there are several things you can do to try and avoid air conditioner repair. To ease the burden on your system, many air conditioner repair companies recommend that you try some of the following:
Set your thermostat a degree or two higher. Any time you increase the temperature on your thermostat, your air conditioner does not have to work as hard to cool your home. If you are able to set your thermostat a degree or two higher, you may be able to reduce your risk of needing central air conditioner repair. Typically, homeowners expect their air conditioner to cool their home on extremely hot days, but this can be a burden on your system which might result in the need for repair.
Use ceiling fans to feel cooler. Even though a ceiling fan does not actually reduce the temperature in your home, it can make the people (and pets) in your home feel cooler while the fan is running. When you feel cooler, you are able to rely less on your air conditioning system. Again, an air conditioner that runs less frequently has a lower chance of requiring emergency central air conditioner repair.
Use natural methods to keep yourself cool. There are several tried and true methods for keeping yourself cool on a hot day – without having to rely on air conditioning. Taking a cool shower, holding an ice pack on your head, and wearing clothes made of light-weight materials will help.
Use an attic fan. If your home has an attic fan, use the fan during the evening to pull cool air into your home. Attic fans are not optimal in all climates, but they can be very helpful in climates with low humidity. An attic fan can oftentimes be used instead of central air conditioning on a cool summer night – which can help ease the burden on your air conditioning system.
Always keep your air conditioning maintained and tuned-up. Almost all air conditioner repair companies recommend that you have your central air conditioner serviced every year. When your air conditioner is maintained, it runs as efficiently as possible. An efficient and well-running air conditioner is at less risk of requiring central air conditioner repair.
When it comes to learning ways to save money on central air conditioner repair, air conditioner repair companies have many tips and tricks they are willing to share with homeowners. For more useful information, give Rheem Pro Partner a call. We are happy to share our knowledge with homeowners that want to know more.