Indoor Comfort Tips
Adjust Your Thermostat
For the best combination of comfort and savings, cool your home at 78° or warmer with the fan switch on “auto.” For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82° when you’re not home.
Make Use of Ceiling Fans
Keep your home comfortable and reduce your A/C costs by installing energy-efficient ceiling fans to circulate the air. The average cost to run a fan is only $7 a month!
Keep interior doors and vents open to help circulate the air.
Clean & Clear Your Unit
Be sure to clean or change your air filter at least once a month, and always use the proper size for your unit. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.
Upgrade Your Insulation
If your home was built before 1985, you may need to upgrade your insulation to reduce cooling costs and make your home more comfortable.
Consider the Value of Buying a New A/C Unit
If your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit. For maximum operating efficiency and energy savings, ask your Jackson Air & Heat Comfort Consultant about the Trane XL20i.
Keep Sunlight Out
Close your blinds, drapes and shades during the hottest time of day.
Pay Attention to Air Conditioning Performance Issues.
Keeping your cooling and heating systems in good working condition can head off costly problems. By calling for service as soon as you notice something’s not right, you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair job. You’ll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany a poorly functioning air conditioning system. You should have your air conditioner checked when you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Decreased air flow from the registers
- Strange noises coming from the air conditioner
- Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the air conditioner is running
- The air conditioner cycles on and off more frequently than it used to
- The breaker for the air conditioner in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing)
- Ice appears on your air conditioner or piping, either inside or outside the house
- Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner won’t come on
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call Jackson Air & Heat today to have your air conditioning checked and serviced.