Tips to Save On Energy Costs In Your Athens, GA Home

Published on: May 2, 2012

If you open your utility bills each month only to find that the amount due increases time and time again, now is the time to take steps to save on energy costs in your Athens, GA home. From energy audits to air conditioning repair, maintenance and installation, there are many ways to take control over energy costs. Our air conditioning specialists offer these tips to save on energy costs while keeping your family comfortable all season long.

Energy Audits
Our team of service technicians offers energy audits for homeowners in the Athens, GA area. During an energy audit, we inspect your home from top to bottom to detect issues such as air leaks, dirty vents and mechanical problems that may be lowering the energy efficiency of your air conditioning system. We also make recommendations for everyday ways to lower energy costs, such as running heat generating appliances during the overnight hours.

Air Conditioning Maintenance
Air conditioning maintenance is often overlooked when it comes to saving on energy costs. Our maintenance services include cleaning the condenser coils, motor, fan and blower. We drain the condensate line, check refrigerant levels and ensure that your thermostat is set for the highest efficiency possible. Finally, we replace the air filter so that clean, fresh air can flow unimpeded through your home. Our service technicians recommend that you replace your air filter monthly for the greatest energy savings.

Air Conditioning Repair
If your system has a mechanical or electrical issue, an air conditioning repair will lower your energy costs. Foregoing a needed air conditioning repair inhibits your air conditioner’s ability to operate at its peak level of performance. After our service technicians complete your air conditioning repair, you should notice decreased energy usage on your next utility bill.

Air Conditioning Installation
Installing a new high efficiency air conditioning system in your Athens home will yield significant savings on your utility bills. If your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old, installing a new system could save you as much as 20 percent on your monthly energy costs.