As summer approaches, the temperature in New Mexico is expected to rise, making it essential to keep your air conditioning system running at its best to beat the heat and to reduce your energy bill!

Thankfully, the team at Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric have some tips to make your refrigerated air system more efficient:

Sealing your duct system. According to Energy Star, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks in unsealed systems. To prevent this, you’ll want to ensure that your ductwork is adequately sealed by a licensed contractor. Doing so will allow cool air to be delivered to the right places in your home, providing you with maximum comfort.

Cleaning and changing out your air filter. Often overlooked, this is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to help your A/C work more efficiently. On top of using a quality filter, regular cleaning and maintenance will reduce your energy bill, improve the indoor air quality in your home and promote better health for you and your family.

Installing a smart thermostat. Another great money-saving choice, they can automatically be set daily to adjust to the outside temperature. Smart thermostats can also be controlled via a mobile app and provide insights on energy usage to identify how much you spend on heating and cooling to adjust accordingly.

Getting an annual inspection. Of course, the best way to confirm that your A/C is operating well is to have a licensed HVAC professional conduct a thorough inspection of your cooling unit. They will help identify any potential issues early and keep your system clean and ready before the summer heat arrives. Call us to schedule an inspection or start-up service at 505-255-4328.

The Affordable Service team specializes in HVAC, heating, and cooling and is available for any questions. Reach out to us today!