R&L Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
A Quick and Simple Home Investment
Routine air conditioning tune-ups are among the best home investments you can make. That’s because tune-ups improve your system’s efficiency and increase its’ lifespan, saving you operating dollars, postponing replacement dollars and keeping you comfortable at the same time. Not only that, you can avoid problems with mold build-up that can harm your breathing space.
It’s the same principle as routine dental cleaning and annual medical appointments. Nothing’s wrong, and you want to keep it that way. But some folks let the “ounce of prevention” opportunity pass right on by, thanks to a misguided impression that it’s just too much trouble.
Yet tune-ups are simple and quick and very much worth a very minor inconvenience that can save you a good bit of time and money in the long run. Basically, a licensed professional will:
Put your windows to work for you.Sunny windows make your air conditioner work two to three times as hard and with more sunny days on the horizon, it's time to be proactive. Installing white window shades that will reflect sun away from the house can help decrease your energy use.
Reflective films can also be applied to south-facing windows to reflect sun away from the house. Plus, closing south and west-facing curtains during the day can help keep indoor temperatures down.
With spring coming and summer not far after, go ahead and start getting ready now. You'll be glad you did.
The tradition is coming…Spring is right around the corner, which of course means “Spring Cleaning”. It’s a tradition to beat the rugs, steam the carpets and dust the top of the TV, but there are some other chores that should be added to your routine.