As we all know, summer months in Northern Nevada get hot and our air conditioning units do a great job in keeping us cool. It is important to keep these systems running smoothly and efficiently and to have them inspected when you’re selling or looking to buy a home. Costly HVAC repairs can result from lack of maintenance and you should know what you’re in for if that is needed.
Air Conditioning Tips to Save Energy
NV Energy recommends that if your A/C unit is on the ground, keep the area around it clean and free of obstructions. Maintaining air flow around the condenser unit in warm months helps it to operate more efficiently. Setting the thermostat to 78 to 80 degrees when home and 5 to 10 degrees warmer at night (or when you’re not home) can make a large impact on its efficiency. Other tips include:
- Using ceiling fans or plug-in fans to help circulate cold air
- Cleaning/replacing your air filters
- Make sure home is well insulated
- Keeping your home dark during the day by closing windows and blinds
The Most Important Tip: Get an A/C Inspection!
At Grush Inspections we recommend you have your air conditioning system, or the one in the property you’re looking to acquire, inspected by one of our professionals. Take a look at our page regarding heating and air conditioning inspections which details what we look for in our inspections and further recommendations. The older your system gets, the more care it will need to keep it running at its best, especially if it is over 10 years old. Your HVAC system can be one of the most expensive parts of your home and many issues simply arise from neglect and dirty components. Don’t wait until a problem arises or get stuck with surprising maintenance costs. Grush Inspections makes it easy to get an A/C inspection and we’re here to help where we can to improve efficiency and save you money in the long run. Choose Grush Inspections for your HVAC inspections in Northern Nevada.