The team at CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical would like to wish all of our customers the Happiest of Holidays and a very Happy New Year full of Health, Prosperity & Joy. We look forward to serving you in the year to come.
When it comes to being comfortable at home, nothing is more important than home cooling, heating and indoor air quality. Keeping that in mind we would like to offer some New Year’s Resolutions that your HVAC system (and you) will love.
Replace Your Old Air Conditioner
For most people it’s hard to think about summer in the middle of winter, but not for South Floridians. The Farmer’s Almanac June-to-August forecast for cities like Palm Beach is:
“Summer will be hotter than normal. The hottest periods will be in early and mid-to late July.” In other words, your air conditioner is in for quite a workout.
And if you’ve been putting off replacing your old AC with a newer model, there’s no better time than now to do it.
Here are some telltale signs it’s time to install a brand new air conditioner for your home:
- Temperature was never consistent as you wanted it to be
- Your energy bills were higher than normal
- Excessive leaking
- It froze up from time-to-time
- There was a bad smell coming from it
Your air conditioner should not “kind of” keep you cool nor should it “kind of” work properly. It should do both whenever you need it to.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Here are two questions for you to answer:
- Do you have a programmable thermostat?
- Do you actually program it properly on a consistent basis?
According to a study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US), 89% of homeowners do not program their thermostats.
Many people feel, and have said so, the biggest reason they haven’t programmed their thermostat is it’s just too complicated.
Smart thermostats take the time and frustration out of programming because the thermostat itself does it for you.
It learns when your home is empty (thus cooling the temperature down) and when it isn’t (thus raising the temperature up). It also “senses” which rooms in your home are occupied the most and ensures warm air is delivered there on a consistent basis. Additionally, smart thermostats can help you save money by providing regular reports on your HVAC usage.
By programming your thermostat, you can set a comfortable temperature without having to make manual adjustments, causing the system to cycle on and off more often. When you allow your thermostat to do its job, you can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere while reducing energy waste. As a result, you’ll save money every month.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
One of the most important resolutions you can make is to keep up with annual maintenance, such as CMi’s Energy Savings Agreement (ESA) on your HVAC system.
The best way to ensure a comfortable atmosphere in your home is to make sure your HVAC system is running properly. A properly maintained HVAC system means that your system is running at peak efficiency to heat and cool your home so you can set your thermostat and forget it. It will also save you money because you don’t have to constantly be tweaking the temperature to maintain a comfortable temperature.
During a routine tune-up, your HVAC service technician will inspect the components within your HVAC system. If anything isn’t working properly, the service technician can come up with a plan to repair it right away. Failing to maintain a system can lead to major issues that can shorten its lifespan and cost you a lot in extra repairs.
By identifying problems earlier, you can also reduce the risk of a complete breakdown. It’s best to have your air conditioner checked during the early spring and your furnace checked in the fall. If you sign up for a HVAC maintenance agreement, you may qualify for a discount on parts and labor for any required repair services. You’ll also keep up on the necessary maintenance schedule for your unit.
Change HVAC Filters On A Regular Basis
Between work, school, family commitments and other day-to-day activities, remembering to change your HVAC filters can get lost in the shuffle.
Within your HVAC system is a filter that serves an important role. That role is to help remove contaminants from the air before they settle in your ducts and move through the system. When the filter becomes clogs, the unit has to work harder to move heated and cooled air, resulting in energy waste and higher bills. A dirty filter can also lower the quality of the indoor air in your home, which can make your family sick.
Make a resolution to change the filter as often as is recommended by your HVAC manufacturer. The filters used in some high-efficiency systems can last up to six months, while you should replace standard filters every month or 45 days.
DIRTY FILTERS LEAD TO:
- HVAC units working harder and less efficiently, resulting in energy waste and higher monthly costs.
- Excess dust circulating through your air filtration system and ending up on your clothes, on your furniture or in your lungs.
- Spending more time cleaning your house than you enjoying it.
Check Our Coupon And Specials Page!
Maintaining your HVAC system doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s easy to put off because of the perceived cost, but not maintaining your system means you will be due for an even more expensive replacement sooner than you expect. Make it a habit to check our coupon and specials page for money saving offers anytime you need AC repairs or want to explore a new HVAC system for your home.
Contact CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical
If you’re looking to get more from your HVAC system while keeping more money where it belongs – in your pocket – CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical can help you with those resolutions.
Starting is incredibly easy:
- CONTACT US with your questions or comments.
- LEARN MORE about Energy Saving Tips!
- DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY of New Home Comfort Guide.
With the New Year comes a time to set new goals. Keep this New Year’s “AC” resolutions and your home will feel more comfortable, save more energy and money, and be healthier to live in. To keep up with routine HVAC maintenance, call CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical at 561-844-1004 in Palm Beach County. In Martin County call, 772-283-0096.