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What Can I Do About High Cooling Costs?

relaxing-manAir conditioning efficiency is something to be taken very seriously in an area like ours, where running an air conditioner nonstop for a good chunk of the year is just a reality. Do you know what falls well outside the confines of reality, though? Cooling your home for free. Sure, there are homes utilizing solar power to do so, but even that comes at a cost in terms of equipment investment, installation, and so on. You need to pay to cool your home, but there are some simple ways in which you may be able to pay less.

We know what you’re thinking. Oh, here comes the sales pitch for expensive, high-efficiency systems that I just cannot afford right now. Not at all! If you are ready to make such an investment, then you can definitely count on us to get such a system set up for you. Today, however, we want to look at some very simple ways in which you can start enjoying more efficient air conditioning in Aztec, NM without replacing your whole system.

You Can Use Your Ceiling Fans!

What are you talking about? That’s just using more electricity! Well, yes, using your ceiling fans is going to require electricity use. You need to look at the big picture here, though. Ceiling fans don’t actively cool the air the way that a central air conditioner or heat pump does. So why bother using them? Because they are very effective in helping to distribute conditioned air throughout the house.

When that happens, your home is going to feel more comfortable, and that allows you to turn the thermostat up a bit rather than continuing to blast an AC to deal with issues like hot spots. This one-two combo can help you to cut back on AC energy use, saving you some money in the monthly bill department.

You Can Upgrade Your Thermostat!

Oh, come on—you just said this wasn’t a big sales pitch! Well, what we said was that we’re not pitching you a full system replacement. By replacing this single component in your AC system, however, you can make your existing system a much more efficient cooling machine! Especially if your thermostat is extremely basic.

First of all, if you have an old manual thermostat, get that out of there right away. Even the most barebones digital thermostat will help you to start saving some energy thanks to more accurate temperature settings. You can also opt for programmability, which lets you build your cooling platform around your own schedule. If you so desire, and if your system is compatible, a smart thermostat is really the peak of efficient system control these days.

You Can (/Must) Schedule Routine Maintenance!

Again, this is not a sales pitch. The fact of the matter is that routine air conditioning maintenance really is a necessity in the truest sense of the word.  Our team will go over your system with a fine-toothed comb to guarantee that every component is functioning properly, and that you are getting the most effective, reliable, and,  yes,  efficient performance possible.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Valued Customer Club Agreement, either.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!

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