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How to Boost Cooling Efficiency

There are a lot of different HVAC contractors in Plainfield, IL. Like any other industry, some of these contractors are great—like us. Others will do decent work. Then there are those that really cannot be trusted to complete the job properly and expertly, let alone to guide you through the process in an honest manner. We’re a business, and we need revenue to stay afloat and thrive. The way that we gain this revenue is not by selling pointless upgrades or new systems to homeowners that do not really need them, though.

Instead, we simply offer outstanding services at a fair price. It’s served us well thus far, and honesty is a cornerstone of our business philosophy. That is why we’re going to share some tips with you to help you boost energy efficiency in your home this summer. Now, upgrading your system to a high-efficiency model will have great results, but we know that not everyone can afford to do so. So we’ve put together some simpler tips to help you keep those cooling bills in check this season.

Those Ceiling Fans? They’re Not There for Looks!

Okay, so aesthetics do play a role in your home’s ceiling fans. Otherwise, they’d just be those ugly industrial looking installations that you may see in a warehouse. However, they are one of those points in your home where should meet function. So turn them on, for goodness sake!

No, ceiling fans are not going to actively cool the air the way that your AC does—and that’s the whole point. They cost less to run than an air conditioner does, and they help to distribute cooled air throughout the house. This can help you to feel more comfortable, meaning that you can dial back the AC a bit to save money without sacrificing comfort.

Change Your Air Filter

This is one of the simplest ways in which to do many things: protect your AC, protect your budget, protect your comfort—take your pick! The dirtier that your air filter is, the more it is going to cost to run your air conditioner. Why? Because it increases airflow resistance.

That means that your air conditioner is going to have to work harder than it should in order to cool your home effectively, and that means more energy consumption. You know what that means?  Higher energy bills! For a few bucks and with a few minutes of elbow grease, you can have a clean filter in place.

Schedule Maintenance

No, this was not a con to butter you up before suggesting that you schedule service with us. The fact of the matter is that nothing is going to help your air conditioner to work at peak performance levels better than routine air conditioning maintenance. Schedule yours with our staff, and get the cooling experience that you deserve.

Summers are long and hot around here. That takes a toll on your system. When we tune it up annually, you’ll know for sure that it is ready to spring back into action when you need it most.

Schedule your AC services with DuAll Heating & Cooling.

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