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How to Lower Your Cooling Bills This Summer

Air-conditioning-efficiencySummer is on its way, and that means regular use of your air conditioner to keep high temperatures at bay. With proper care and maintenance, your air conditioner should perform reliably, but you’re still going to be paying more when you run it every day. The good news is that you can take steps to lower your cooling bills this summer. Some steps are easy and can be done without much preparation. Indeed, you may be practicing them already: raising the thermostat a few degrees, for example, and dressing in lightweight clothes throughout the house.

Other steps, however, require the services of a professional, and can be used to lower your summer cooling bills not only this year, but for many years to come. Here’s a list of a few of them that you may want to consider for your home.

Zone Control Systems

Zone control systems are installed in the ductwork of centralized air conditioners, dividing your home into different sections. Each section can be heated and cooled individually, apart from the rest of the home. This allows individual family members to tailor the temperatures in different rooms to suit their taste, but there is much more to it than that. You can use it to turn off the cool air in parts of the home you aren’t using, while still running it in parts of the home that are occupied. That lets you enjoy the full benefits of air conditioning while cutting down on your bill considerably. Zone control systems work best in larger homes, but any household can benefit from this level of precise air conditioning control.

Thermostats

Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, which is a good thing. But one of the few drawbacks of an older thermostat is that it can’t take advantage of the benefits of new advancements. Modern smart thermostats can analyze your heating and cooling patterns of your household, then make littler adjustments to improve its efficiency. Some models can also analyze prevailing local weather patterns and make similar adjustments. The result is improved air conditioning performance and a significant amount of savings. If your thermostat is more than ten years old, you might seriously consider making a switch to a more up-to-date model.

Maintenance

Upgrades aren’t always necessary to improve your air conditioner’s performance. Sometimes, you can do wonders simply by scheduling a maintenance session from a trained technician, especially in the spring before you have need of your air conditioner every day. Maintenance isn’t the same as a repair session, which is intended to treat a specific problem. Instead, it lets the technician check for problems that may be coming down the road: allowing you to address them before they cause your air conditioner to break down. They also allow the technician to treat all of those little issues that rob your system of efficiency, like loose bolts and dirty filters. When applied over time, maintenance sessions can even extend the life of your system.

For quality air conditioning service and upgrades in Draper, UT, call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

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