Air Conditioning and Heating Tips

tips-for-air-conditioning-and-heating-efficiency-in-georgiaAct On Early Trouble Signs
Small problems, like a system cycling on and off more frequently, offer a timely opportunity to nip disaster in the bud. By calling for service as soon as anything unusual is noticed, you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair. You’ll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany an improperly functioning air conditioning system.

Manage Your Thermostat
In the warm Savannah, Georgia weather, cool your home at 78º with the fan switch on “auto.”  For extra savings, raise the thermostat to 82º when you’re not home. For maximum cost control, install a programmable thermostat, which can automatically adjust the temperature for you.

Upgrade Air Ducts
Ducts control how much air is delivered to each room throughout your home. If ducts are damaged, improperly installed, or the wrong size, they can cut your air conditioner’s ability to heat or cool by more than half. Let us evaluate and upgrade your duct system to ensure the highest efficiency possible for your home comfort system.

Move On Maintenance
Regular maintenance is essential to the efficient operation of your equipment – a lack of it can compromise comfort and reliability. Consider getting a McCall’s HVAC maintenance agreement. For a small cost, we will be sure that your unit is running properly and keep it in great shape no matter how hot or cold the Savannah, GA days and nights get. You’ll head off costly problems, lock in comfort, and keep more money in your pocket.

Tighten Your Seal
To get the most efficiency out of your air conditioning and heating systems, make sure there are no leaks or cracks where inside air can escape and outside air can creep in. Check to see that you have proper insulation everywhere and seal up all windows and doors as needed with weather stripping or chalking. Along with maximizing comfort inside your home, this will help reduce your energy bills because your system won’t have to work so hear to overcome the inside/outside air seepage.

Change Your A/C Filter & Clear Unit of Debris
Be sure to clean or change your air filter at least once a month in the summer. It is also important to keep your outside unit clear of debris to avoid blocking the airflow.

Consider Buying A New A/C
A/C lifespans vary, but if your system is over 10 years old, it may be time to purchase a new unit.  For maximum energy savings, ask us about the leading lines of high efficiency air conditioners.