During summer, you are likely to see higher-than-desired utility bills. In fact, figuring out how to stay cool and still save money is a common challenge for many in the Chino, California, area. Many ideas sound good in theory but don’t pan out in reality. We’re happy to share a few strategies to help you improve air conditioning efficiency this summer.

Replace Your Air Filter

Your AC’s filter performs a number of important jobs. It removes dust and other contaminants from the indoor air and prevents dust from accumulating on the coils inside your air handler. When your air filter is dirty, it prevents air from moving freely through your system. The unit works harder to compensate, and, therefore, uses more electricity. Your air conditioner ends up running longer to maintain the desired temperature. Replacing your air filter every one to three months will keep your air conditioning system running at peak efficiency.

Schedule a Duct Cleaning Service

As air passes through your ductwork, debris and contaminants inevitably accumulate over time. As air passes through the ducts, it picks up some of those particles which then become a part of your indoor air. Airborne pollutants are a common cause of respiratory illness and often aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. Our experienced comfort technicians provide thorough duct cleaning service, so you and your household can breathe fresh, clean air.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Conventional thermostats run at a constant temperature until you manually change them. Today’s smart thermostats allow you to manage the temperature and other settings according to your schedule. You can also control your system remotely with a smartphone or other internet-enabled device. You will receive software upgrades that make your system run more efficiently, so you get more from your investment.

Tired of spending more to stay cool during summer? Check out our preventive maintenance agreements and other services designed to improve your system’s efficiency. Give your team at Metz Air Control a call at 909-614-4125 today!

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