Many parts of the country are getting ready to turn off their air conditioners for the season, and some homeowners throughout the country have even begun to use their heaters. Not us though—our air conditioning systems are still working hard to keep our homes cool all season long. And it’s not over yet! Naturally, we can assume that you would like a break in your energy bills.

If you follow some of the steps below, you may be able to improve your air conditioning efficiency enough that it will save you a considerable amount of money. Also, following these tips could help your air conditioner operate longer than it may have otherwise.

Schedule Routine Preventive Maintenance

Thorough cleanings and comprehensive inspections are essential to making sure that your air conditioning system is well taken care of and running as it should. While our HVAC technicians will naturally be pretty busy during the peak of summer, there is otherwise no “best time” to schedule this service. Just so long as you schedule maintenance on a regular, annual basis.

Keep the Outside Condenser Unit Clear

Ensure that there is no mulch, landscaping chips, plants, or other debris surrounding your air conditioner outside cabinet too closely. This type of blockage could restrict airflow to a point that it prevents your air conditioning system from working at its best.

Schedule Duct Sealing

Breached ductwork is one of the leading reasons that homeowners waste money with their air conditioning systems. If you suspect leaks or breaches, or you’ve been told you have damaged ductwork, be sure to schedule this important service.

Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC system includes an air filter upon installation. It’s there to protect the inside components of said system. As such, it needs to be changed at least every 3 months. This should be done more often if there are significant contaminants in your home like cigarette smoke or excessive pet dander.

For superior air conditioning services in San Antonio, TX, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today.

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