When Florida's summer heat arrives, many people run their air conditioners constantly to stay comfortable. When the hottest days of the year arrive, you may wonder if there are more energy-efficient solutions for air conditioning repair and upgrades.
At Lee Heating & Cooling, we understand how difficult it can be to keep your home comfortable without your energy bill breaking the bank. That’s why we offer options for repairs and upgrades to your air conditioner so that you can get more energy-efficient options while staying cool and comfortable.
Leaks in your ductwork can lead to significant issues, including high energy bills due to cool air not traveling throughout the house. Instead, it leaks out of the ducts into places that do not need to be cooled. That means your system has to work harder to get cool air to you.
Fortunately, we have the tools to repair any leaks in your home's ducts. If you suspect your ductwork is the problem, contact our team to identify and repair the leaks as soon as possible.
Your thermostat may seem like a small piece of machinery, but it controls the heating and cooling of your entire home. This control panel can impact how your heating and cooling system works, so making sure it is updated is a helpful step.
Upgrades can help you reduce the energy cost of your home. For example, newer thermostats offer timer options that you can set to change the settings of your home depending on the time of day or temperature outside. That means your home can adjust to the climate and reduce the work needed to keep your home cool. To learn more about your thermostat options, contact our team for guidance.
While the summer sun can be a great source of light in Florida, preventing heat from entering your home can help take some pressure off your air conditioner. Keeping your curtains and blinds closed means less heat from the sun can enter the home in the first place. Likewise, keeping your doors closed to prevent heat from being let in or cool air from being let out can also help reduce the amount your air conditioner has to work.
The solution can also help you stay cool if something goes wrong with your AC unit and you are waiting for emergency repairs. Keeping your windows and blinds closed while you wait for a member of Lee Heating & Cooling to repair your system can reduce the impact of the summer heat and help you stay cool until your air conditioner is running again.
Much like using curtains and blinds to cut back on the heat, ceiling fans are a low-energy option to circulate air in your house without your air conditioner having to do all the work. Ceiling fans do not take much energy but continuously move air throughout your home. If your air conditioner can pump out cool air and your ceiling fan can move it around, your air conditioner does not have to work so hard.
That means your air conditioner parts, especially the compressor, can work less and avoid overheating. Overheating can lead to higher expenses, and you may be without air conditioning until this part is fixed. By reducing the workload on your air conditioning unit, you can reduce the operating, maintenance, and repair costs.
Sometimes, the best way to prevent a severe problem with your air conditioning system is to avoid major, expensive repairs. To do that, we recommend having annual or more frequent maintenance checkups to ensure your system is working correctly.
Maintaining your AC system with regular checkups means minor issues don't snowball into larger ones. For example, clogs in your ductwork can strain your air compressor. A small amount of ductwork cleaning may not be as costly and labor-intensive as repairing or replacing an air compressor that has been overtaxed and given out. Our team can help you at every step, from maintenance to major repairs.
While it may seem like an extreme option, it could be time to replace your air conditioning system. This is especially true if you have an older home. Homes built several decades ago may have outdated systems that don’t stand up well to the heat. That can lead to expensive repairs. For some families, it may be best to replace it now rather than later.
Replacing your air conditioning system can be expensive, but it can lead to significant savings on your energy bills. Our team of technicians can give you information on the latest options for energy-efficient upgrades, and we can help you choose the best one for your home.
When Florida summer arrives, you may find your energy bills climbing as you try to keep your home cool. In these times, there are steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient and your AC system more effective.
If you are having issues keeping your home cool, whether it is because your system is outdated or because there is a problem that needs to be fixed, reach out to the Lee Heating & Cooling team. Our licensed professionals are happy to diagnose problems with your AC and find a solution for your home.
When you are ready to speak to our team, give us a call or fill out our online contact form for a free quote.