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Air Conditioner Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Cooling Costs in the Bay Area

October 29, 2015

There’s no getting around the change of seasons in the Bay Area, it’s something we all have to account for and make changes to accommodate. While it still may not be at the top of your mind, the time is getting closer to start using your cooling system. This, of course, means that it’s the perfect time to schedule annual air conditioner service as well, but maybe not in the way that you had thought before.

Energy savings comes in various shapes and forms, including:

  1. Air Conditioner Service. Many homeowners solely associate air conditioner service with changing out filters, but having a tune-up completed can help your system run better, providing you with efficient comfort that can help you save on your monthly cooling bills.
  2. Take It Down A Notch. Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees could help you save consistently during the year. It’s pretty clear, but when your system doesn’t have to work as often, you don’t have to pay as much in energy bills.
  3. Filters. Another simple fix that most every homeowner can complete on their own, switching air conditioner filters every month or two during the cooling season helps air pass through more easily, making less work for your air conditioner.
  4. Defeat Drafts. It’s not hard to lose a lot of your cooled air to drafty windows and doors, so be sure to use caulk and weatherstripping to close those pesky holes and keep the cool air indoors to enjoy.
  5. High Efficiency. When your Contra Costa Heating & AC pro stops by for your annual air conditioner service, ask about your current system’s efficiency level and what higher efficiency models are available. Choosing higher efficiency can provide you with the same level of comfort, while helping reduce your monthly energy expenses.

Everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there, and by no means is this list complete, but there are a few simple ways to help maximize your comfort when the temperatures go down in the Bay Area. Whether you’re calling to set up annual air conditioner service or simply want to know which air conditioner filter is right for your system, give the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841 or schedule an appointment online to start saving a little more today.