According to energy.gov, October is Energy Awareness Month! This means we start paying closer attention to our energy consumption, our electrical devices, and the HVAC systems that we rely on. We’re not telling you to run box fans and leave your AC off to save energy, in fact, this is the perfect time to invest in your air conditioner’s future!
With temperatures reaching record-breaking highs every year, energy awareness month is about assessing your comfort needs and the energy they consume. If your air conditioner is struggling to put up with our hot temperatures, then this could be the perfect time for AC repair in Irving, TX. A problem with your AC’s energy efficiency could signal a need for it to be fixed, and our team specializes in that kind of repair.
Let’s evaluate the energy efficiency of your air conditioner and talk about what can be done to improve it.
The Four Steps of Energy Awareness
Before we get to the point of this blog, we’d like to recommend calling our team for help with your AC. If you’ve noticed a spike in your energy bill or a steady increase over the years then AC repair can address this issue. We do it right the first time, every time!
With that being said, let’s talk about what the “FEMP” (Federal Energy Management Program) has to say about the four steps towards energy awareness.
Step 1: Planning
Start by looking at the breakdown of your energy bill. What appliances are using the most energy? It’s going to be a given that your heating or air conditioning system is going to use the majority of electricity in your home, but it’s important to plan your future according to this energy usage.
Is your budget in trouble if you continue on this energy consumption trend? If so, then call our team to plan for a more energy-efficient air conditioner, or to fix your inefficient system.
Step 2: Design and Implement
If your inefficient air conditioner is causing you problems, then it’s up to you as a homeowner to get it fixed. Our team can figure out how to design and implement changes, but the first cog in that machine is you! You just need to call our team to have us implement fixes and adjustments to improve energy efficiency.
Step 3: Evaluate and Report
After we leave your home, the job isn’t done! You need to stay vigilant and pay close attention to your energy bills for the next few months and years. The issue might be remedied now, but in two years you might notice another spike in energy consumption that needs to be addressed. It’s important to report that type of problem to your local professional!
Step 4: Sustain the Effort
It’s okay to call us every few years for an air conditioner repair. It’s important that your home be as energy-efficient as possible, and that might require our help from time to time. A great way to get started on the right foot to sustain this effort is by signing up for our AC maintenance program.
Then, with the help of regular maintenance and a few repairs over the course of the system’s lifespan, you’ll reduce your energy consumption substantially.