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When to service your air conditioner

The warm weather has come and gone, leaving you with the big job of making sure your furnace is up to the task of heating your home for the long, cold winter months. This is also a great time to take a look at your humidifiers and air conditioner to determine if you need a home air conditioning repair. The sooner you tackle little projects like these, the less likely of a chance you will be caught of guard with a big repair bill when the weather warms up again.

Want to lower your family heating and cooling bill? Is your furnace blowing cold air or is your furnace filter leaking? If so, it might be time for an upgrade. A good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to your heat pump or air conditioner is to replace it if it’s 10 years old or older. There are many cost saving benefits to doing so, as well as safety benefits. For example, on the cost saving side of things, if you update your home with a modern, programmable thermostat, you could potentially save your household nearly 10% on future heating bills. And considering the fact that heating — especially space heating, is one of the largest energy expenses that you probably pay (nearly 45%), every upgrade you can make to save your household some money is a win. The benefits of an energy saving furnace are endless.

But replacing your heater isn’t the only way you can save money. In fact, if you switch out your old air conditioning unit to a more energy efficient air conditioning unit, it’s estimated that you can save 20% on your energy costs. Additionally, a simple home air conditioning repair you can do today would be to replace your dirty air filter with a clean one. It would go a long way in lowering the energy consumption of your air conditioning unit. This is a potential huge savings, especially when you consider that homeowners spend, on average, $11 billion a year on air conditioning and related electricity costs a year!

Along with cost saving benefits, there are safety benefits to updating and repairing broken air conditioning units, furnaces, fans, or other similar equipment. In fact, in 2010, these sorts of appliances were involved in nearly 7,400 of the reported home structure fires in the United States. Regular upgrades, repairs, and maintenance can prevent this.

So what are you waiting for? Save your family some money and make your home safer by upgrading and/or replacing your furnace and air conditioning unit. Consider undertaking a home air conditioning repair of your own, or hire someone to do it for you. However you go about it, it’ll go a long way in keeping more of your hard earned money in your pocket.


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November 2022