Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Lower AC Bills with These Helpful Tips

Monday, August 14th, 2017

lower-ac-billsAir conditioning bills tend to skyrocket in July and August as homeowners run their systems constantly in an effort to beat the heat. With proper maintenance–ideally before the summer starts–and judicious use, most air conditioners are up to the challenge, and can provide reliable cooling without risk of a breakdown during the summer months. Homeowners looking to upgrade their systems can cut into costs as well, by replacing older thermostats, installing electronic filters and similar steps designed to ease the load on the AC system. But while those require the services of a trained professional, prudent homeowners can also take a number of simple steps themselves to cut down on those high AC bills and reduce the overall strain on the system. A brief list of possible options can be found below.

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Modern Thermostats Provide Real Benefits

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

modern-thermostatThermostats have been a part of most homes for generations, and most of us have become accustomed to seeing them on the wall, quietly doing their job. They have few moving parts and can do their jobs for decades without needing replacement, making them a good investment for your money.

There’s one significant reason to exchange your older thermostat for a more modern one. Technological advances in the past few years have improved the available features modern thermostats immeasurably. If your thermostat is more than a decade old and running fine, congratulations! Having said that, it might pay to look into a more up-to-date model and the benefits it can provide. What kind of benefits? Read on for the answers.

(Note that if you have an older thermostat that still uses mercury, you should get it changed immediately regardless of your current needs. Mercury is toxic and has no place in any home. A trained professional can safely dispose of such a thermostat and replace it with a safer digital model.)

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The Benefits of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 8th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummer will be here before too long, and most homeowners in the area have already started to run their air conditioners on a regular basis. That use is only going to increase as temperatures rise, with an attendant rise in the stress and strain on the system itself.

One of the best ways to curtail that strain—and the costs involved—is to schedule air conditioning maintenance once each spring, before the weather gets too hot. It pays dividends over the long hot summer, and when applied over time, the number of benefits only increase. Here is a quick breakdown on how it all works.

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