Thursday, 24 April 2014

How to Reduce Air Conditioning Costs of Sizeable Homes

If you are the owner of a spacious home, then maintenance and consumption costs of the HVAC system must be a matter of concern. It is quite natural that the air condition costing of a three-storied house has to be greater than a two roomed flat. Does this mean you compromise with the comfort factor, fearing an exorbitant utility bill? Absolutely not! A study shows that by adopting a balanced scientific perspective you can easily save up to 20% in terms of monthly utility bills, irrespective of the home area. Some knickknacks can help you get some positive results:

Routine Cleaning of the HVAC Unit

This is one procedure which should be followed on a regular basis, especially for large buildings. A general cleaning helps remove dusts particles from air that could cause health hazards. Also the cleaning puts lesser pressure on the AC since dust-free air remains cooler and circulates faster throughout the building.

Check  Air Conditioner Unit Components

This should include a detailed checkup and maintenance of ducts, airflow gauges, air filter, coils and refrigerants. If needed, necessary repair/replacement should be done immediately. With this procedure the AC system can function better. Simultaneously energy consumption is reduced. Always keep in mind that delay in air filter replacement, duct status or refrigerant check means hike in electricity bill. At the same time, your AC maintenance costs shoot up too.

Now, that you are aware of basic guidelines, the next logical step is to consult a reliable and experienced HVAC contractor. It is very important to entrust the job to a qualified company only, if you are really serious about reducing carbon footprint. Primary responsibilities of the HVAC contractor are to provide fresh indoor air and keep energy consumption to a minimum level. Here are few aspects you need to assess prior to engaging a firm for AC installation/ upkeep of your expansive home.

  • How long the company is in business?  A sound track record of at least over 20 years does help in offering specialized air conditioning assistance, especially for huge setups.
  • Does the firm have technicians and installers who are properly certified and up-to-date with relevant information? This is one crucial factor which is to be verified. After all you don’t want to end up with incompetent technicians who have no idea if your AC needs filter replacement or coil cleaning!
  • Is the company located at a convenient position? Do they respond promptly to your emergency call? A central location and an exemplary customer service mean the company technicians will be at your doorstep within minutes of receiving the emergency call.
  • Does the company adopt a transparent approach while explaining its terms of services? Be it offering customized services for your three stored building or even a money back guarantee, everything should be explained clearly along with a written warranty, before taking up the project.
A prudent approach is the only way to tide over uncomfortable summer months with a comfortable utility bill.

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