Recently, a scam unfolded that cynically took advantage of the record-breaking heat wave that has afflicted Atlanta-area residents and other parts of the country. Folks received a call that offered a $1,000 federal subsidy to offset their air conditioning bill. All the recipient need do to receive these air conditioning savings was provide the caller with their Social Security number and other pieces of personal information. The problem is that no such governmental program exists.
Reduce Home Heating Naturally
There are many easy ways to keep your home cooler and save energy. Keep your home’s windows and doors tightly shut during the day and, whenever possible, open them at night to ventilate. Since the sun naturally follows an East-to-West path, make sure to keep the blinds facing those directions closed to prevent direct sunlight from warming your home. Don’t add to your home’s internal heating issues. To prevent heat build-up, cook outdoors whenever possible and use appliances such as irons, washers, and dryers at night or early morning.
Maximize Your Air Conditioning System’s Efficiency
Schedule a professional air conditioning system inspection each year to ensure that it is running optimally. Your air conditioning professionals will ensure that your filters are clean and that dirt is not clogging your system. They can also ensure that the refrigerant circulating within your air conditioning system is adjusted properly.
Supplement Your Air Conditioning System
Your air conditioning professional can help you install and set a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. These units can deliver significant cost savings while keeping you and your family comfortable. Also, consider adding shade around your air conditioning system’s external condenser unit. The shade will help the unit cool your home’s air more efficiently.
Don’t be fooled by empty claims. Estes Heating & Air Conditioning offers many proven ways to help you save on your home heating and cooling costs. Call us at (678) 733-9791 or visit our website to learn how we can truly keep you cool and save you money.