3 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bills This Summer

Ways to Lower Electric Bills During the Summer

When the temperatures soar, your air conditioner has to work overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. This, of course, drives up your electric bill. If you are tired of forking out a fortune when it comes time to pay your bill, check out these three ways to lower your electric bills this summer.

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Seal Up Leaky Ductwork

Having leaky ducts sealed is one of the easiest ways to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and lower your bills. Leaks allow cooled air to escape into uncooled areas, like attics and basements. This forces the system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the rest of your home.

Even small holes and gaps between ductwork sections can drastically reduce your AC’s efficiency. Having your ducts sealed could make a big difference on your bill.

Invest in Insulation and Insulated Windows

When cool air escapes through windows, walls and your ceiling, your AC unit is forced to work more than necessary. Upgrading to insulated windows and updating the insulation throughout your home helps keep the cool air inside where it belongs. As a bonus, improving your home’s insulation will also save you during the winter months.

Manage  Your Thermostat

Set your temperature as high as you can comfortably tolerate. The closer the indoor temperature is to the outside temperature, the lower your electric bill will be. Set the temperature higher when you are away, and turn it back down while you are at home. Programmable thermostats make this task easy.

At Larry & Sons, we are here to help with all your cooling needs. If your air conditioner seems to be consuming more power than usual, contact us today to schedule a service call. We will inspect your system and make recommendations to help you lower your electric bill. Call 301-733-5428.

Chambersburg, PA Heating Tip: How Air Duct Conditions Affect Your Home

The conditions of your air ducts can affect your Chambersburg, PA home in many ways. Not only does it decrease overall home efficiency, but it also can impact your indoor air quality. That’s why you should hire an HVAC contractor who provides comprehensive services, including indoor air quality and home efficiency services. At Larry & Sons, we can help you with all your ductwork needs. If you think you might have a problem with dirty air ducts or damaged ductwork, call us today!

Leaky Ductwork

Leaky ductwork is a common problem in homes, and it is one of the leading causes of inefficiency in homes. Loose joints, holes, cracks, and other damages can cause air leaks, but poorly designed ductwork can also be the cause. While you may not need to completely replace the ductwork, you should call a heating expert to assess the damage. We offer duct sealing and repair services and will find the most cost-effective solution for you.

Duct Inspection and Auditing

You may think can feel when your home is leaking air, but leaks are hard to detect physically. We recommend visually inspecting your air ducts on occasion for warnings signs. You can also ask for a home energy audit to pinpoint specific areas in your home that are leaking air. Call us to have a Chambersburg heating and cooling professional when you notice the following:

  • Unusually high utility bills
  • Inconsistent heating or cooling
  • Damaged ductwork

While there may be other issues involved, these signs are typically caused by leaky ductwork. There can be a number of remedies for your home leaky ductwork, so call the Chambersburg, PA heating professionals at Larry & Sons to help you out what solutions are best for you and your family!