Have a question about air conditioning systems? We’ve answered many of the most commonly asked questions. Have a question not listed below? Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.
How often should my air conditioning unit be serviced?
Air conditioning units should be serviced at least once a year to ensure your system works efficiently when you need it. Commercial units servicing industries that experience frequent exposure to pollutants, such as workshops, hair and nail salons, and food service providers, should be maintenanced a minimum of twice a year.
Many people don’t realize that manufacturer warranties are only valid if your air conditioning unit is serviced each year. Most manufacturer warranties last up to 10 years if serviced annually. Otherwise, your warranty may expire after only 1 year.
Greenway Home Services provides routine maintenance and repairs for both residential and commercial clients. Our trained professionals are equipped with the most up-to-date technology and have experience working with a variety of brands, models, and sizes. Set up an appointment for air conditioning services today.
Is there anything I can do to make my air conditioner more energy efficient?
There are a few things you can do to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to energy costs and air conditioning units.
Installing a smart thermostat, like the Nest Thermostat, can increase energy efficiency by using programmable settings to find a temperature that is both comfortable and economical. Nest Thermostats work with other smart home devices and smart phones, so you can control the temperature in your home even when you’re away.
Call today or schedule an appointment online for more information about smart home technology and how Greenway Home Services can assist you with installation of these products.
Annual servicing ensures your air conditioner is working properly, so you’ll know if there’s a problem that’s draining your unit’s energy and resources or if a broken component could be contributing to your rising energy costs. Routine servicing also ensures your manufacturer warranty will still be valid in the event of an emergency.
Utilizing Ceiling Fans
Keeping your ceiling fans running can help air flow through your home more efficiently, which reduces the amount of stress placed on your air conditioner to cool and circulate air.
What should I do if my air conditioner freezes up?
As soon as you notice a problem with your air conditioner, turn it off and call a professional. Running an air conditioner with broken components or limited access to air flow can exacerbate the problem and lead to more expensive repairs.
If your air conditioning unit is in need of service or repair, call Greenway Home Services today to set up an appointment with one of our experts to learn more about your options for repair or replacement. We will provide you with our honest opinion after inspecting your air conditioning system and recommend a replacement only when it is absolutely necessary or when you’re in the market for a new one.
What temperature should I keep my thermostat on?
Personal preferences vary when it comes to thermostat temperature. The higher the temperature, the less comfortable you and your family will be. The lower the temperature, the higher your energy costs will be.
The optimal temperature for your thermostat is 74°F. Research indicates that each degree you raise your thermostat can save you between 3 and 5 percent. In other words, if you typically set your thermostat at 70°F, raising it to 74°F can lower your energy bill by around $25. To learn more about our air conditioning services, schedule an appointment online.
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