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Tuesday, 7 August, 2007 11:25 PM

How to stay cool and still save $100 this summer

Industry experts say preventative maintenance on your air conditioning unit can save you an average of $100 a year in energy costs, yet more than 40 percent of Angie’s List members nationwide still don’t take the time to get check-ups for their a/c.

A recent nationwide poll of Angie’s List members found:

  • 73 percent have central air conditioning systems for their homes
  • 43 percent skip having their air conditioning unit serviced annually
  • 1 in 5 neglect to check or replace their air conditioning filter regularly.

Without regular maintenance an air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency for each year of operation. So the older the unit, the more you stand to lose to the utility company.

“A well maintained cooling system will run better and help you save money on your monthly utility bills,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List. “Pinpointing potential problems before they arise can also protect your family from costly repairs down the road and the summer’s dangerous heat.”

5 ways to keep cool and keep a few dollars in your pocket:


Keep the filter clean: Clean and replace the air conditioner filter frequently. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate. If the filter becomes clogged, your system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of cool air – costing you more money.

Check for leaks: Take a closer look at all hoses for any signs of leakage. Efficient operation = fewer dollars in energy costs.

Go with the flow: Keep plants, shrubs, and other landscaping about two to four feet away from your outdoor unit to ensure adequate airflow.

Seek the shade: Air conditioners with proper shading can be more efficient. Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air meaning the AC will have an easier time cooling the air before pumping it into the home.

Call a pro: Each central air conditioning unit should be inspected, cleaned and tuned by a professional once every two years. A professional tune-up usually costs between $50 and $125.

Source: Angie's List

 

 

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