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Reduce Your AC and Water Heating Costs with These 3 Tips

Published on: April 25, 2012

Water heating and air conditioning costs seem to be the curse of the summer season. We want our water hot and the surrounding air to be cold. A Carrier factory authorized dealer can help you to achieve both in your home throughout the season and the year. If your existing system works well, they can maintain it so it runs at peak efficiency. If not, they can help you choose the right unit for your home.

Your water heater is often overlooked when it comes to maintenance. Set the temperature to 120º for energy savings. Wrap older units with insulation blankets. Routinely draining it and rinsing it out will reduce mineral buildup inside. The unit must be turned off for this procedure. If the unit is more than three years old, the anode rod needs to be replaced. Your Carrier factory authorized dealer air conditioning company can do this for you. Properly maintained, your water heating costs will be lower.

 

If the water heater is more than ten years old, it needs to be replaced. Choose an Energy Star certified unit for the best water and energy savings. These models also qualify for tax incentives and rebates, which helps further with the cost. Models such as these use different types of energy, including:

• Electric
• Gas Condensing
• Gas Compression
• Solar
• Tankless, or on-demand units

 

No matter what source of energy your home uses, there is a model for you. A Carrier factory authorized dealer installs both air conditioning and water heaters. They can install any additional electrical circuits and plumbing the units need as well. Professionals will ensure all of the work is done according to building, plumbing and electrical codes.

 

Your air conditioning system needs regular maintenance to operate at its best. A Carrier factory authorized dealer can perform this for you. The technician will:

• Clean or replace the filter.
• Check the electrical connections.
• Check the belts, motor and bearings.
• Clean the coils.
• Replace or repair any problems found and alert the customer before doing any work.
• Educate and advise the customer on maintenance between service calls.

 

A service contract is an investment that will keep your air conditioning system in prime shape for many years. Customers receive priority scheduling during emergency calls, discounts on parts and labor, and routine maintenance for both heating and cooling systems.

A Carrier factory authorized dealer is an air conditioning business whose staff has undergone intensive training in the manufacturer’s products. They are certified to work on all Carrier products, and are licensed to perform any maintenance and repair work under warranty. They also carry parts for most Carrier products. This eliminates waiting for parts ordered from the manufacturer.

If your air conditioner needs replacement, your Carrier factory authorized dealer can help you choose the right model for your home. New units are available with SEER ratings of up to 24, and some models accept power from solar panels. Select the model with the highest SEER rating you can afford. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the unit is. Many Energy Star certified units qualify for tax incentives and rebates. The technician can help you fill out the necessary paperwork.

 

Through rebates, tax incentives and energy savings, your water heater and air conditioner will pay for themselves over time.