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How to Save Money on Energy Bills Before Summer

During the summer, cooling expenses become one of the highest utility bills within a household. Before the Florida heat returns this summer, take control of your bills by properly getting your air conditioning system maintenanced.

With proper routine maintenance, especially before the summer, your air conditioning system will become increasingly reliable, operate more efficiently,and your utility costs will decrease. At Environmental Air Conditioning (EAC), we offer preventative maintenance check ups to keep you comfortable during a hot Jacksonville summer. 

For this article, our team at EAC shares some helpful tips on how you can save money on your utility bills this summer: 

  • Consult our team of HVAC specialists for maintenance before replacing your air conditioning unit. Your unit may just need to be cleaned or have pieces replaced, which is much more affordable than replacing the entire system. 
  • Replace your filters every month in your AC unit to keep it properly working year-round. This will cause less energy to be wasted and your bills will go down. 
  • Check for clogs in your unit’s condensation pipe and make sure it is draining properly. If you are unsure of what this pipe is, let an HVAC technician check it for you. A clear pipe prevents a big repair bill from occurring down the road. 
  • Install a smart/programmable thermostat for your cooling system. A smart/programmable thermostat will help you reduce energy when it is not needed or while you are away.
  • Check the coils on the outside of the AC unit and make sure they are clear of dust, mud, and other debris, especially if it is not covered. A dirty AC unit will cause the system to have to waste energy while having towork and slower. You may need to hose down your AC unit, clean it with a commercial AC cleaner, or hire an HVAC specialist to clean the unit for you. 
  • Check metal fins, like the coils, to make sure they are clean and free of debris. If any of your fins are bent, our team at EAC can help straighten the fins for you. You can clean the fins with a soft brush or we can clean it for you. 
  • Check that the concrete slab that your AC unit is on is level. If the slab is not level, it can cause problems inside your AC unit and interfere with its output and performance. You can place gravel under the slab to level it out or contact our team of professionals to level the slab out for you. 
  • Clear debris (leaves, grass, plants) away from the unit. If anything is near or on the unit, it can reduce your cooling system’s performance and cause damage. You will want to clear the area around your AC unit about once a month before and during the summer. 

 

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If you’re looking to lower your utility bills this summer, follow the tips above to properly care for your cooling system or you can call our team at EAC to properly maintain your HVAC unit throughout the year. 

Why not reduce your costs? AC maintenance is the smart way to go! You can rely on us to deliver high quality and skilled AC  maintenance services in Jacksonville, Florida. If your system has been properly maintained and your bills are still high, you may need to replace your HVAC unit with a newer, energy-efficient unit which we can easily install for you. Our experienced AC technicians can discuss your usage needs and patterns to suggest a maintenance plan or a better unit for your home or property. 

Environmental Air Conditioning Services, Inc., is a locally owned and operated business. We are committed to providing homeowners, businesses, and builders in the Jacksonville area with high quality and reliable service.

If you need air conditioning maintenance for your home or property, look no further than Environmental Air Conditioning Services. We service all brands. 

Contact us for more information at 904-279-0030 for 24/7 emergency service, or make a Jacksonville AC service request or estimate online.

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How to Fix Common AC Problems

Air conditioning systems are made up of a lot of different parts and variables. If even one part malfunctions it can compromise the entire system causing it to work less efficiently or not work at all, which can be brutal during a Jacksonville summer. 

 

Being in Florida, Jacksonville residents are often using their AC units throughout the year due to high temperatures and humidity. Since our AC unit’s are being used so frequently, it is critical to get the problems diagnosed and repaired quickly before a bigger issue occurs. 

 

At Environmental Air Conditioning Services (EAC), we have seen our fair share of AC problems. Below are some common AC problems and how to fix them. Please note: while these do-it-yourself inspections are often easy fixes, a professional inspection is always recommended.

  • If your AC is constantly running, you may have a thermostat issue. Your thermostat could be incorrectly measuring the temperature of the room and/or telling the AC to stay on even if it shouldn’t. The first step you should take is to make sure your thermostat is programmed to “Auto.” If auto is already selected, you can try fixing this by replacing your thermostat to ensure your AC turns on only when necessary. 
  • If your AC freezes up, it is likely low on refrigerant or has a clogged filter. You can resolve this issue by balancing the refrigerant levels and/or cleaning the filter. 
  • If your AC is blowing out lukewarm or hot air, you likely have a low refrigerant level. Check for leaks to see why your refrigerant level is low and refill the refrigerant if there is no leak. You also will want to check if the unit’s compressor is working. If there isn’t enough refrigerant, the compressor will become hot and seize.
  • If your AC is leaking, check the drain line and make sure it is not clogged with dirt or debris. 
  • If your AC motor won’t start or is dead, try inspecting the breaker and fuses. 
  • If your AC won’t run efficiently, check the capacitors, which power the compressor and fans. If the capacitors burn out, the motor won’t keep working in the AC unit. 

These are just a few of the many common problems that can arise with AC units. If your AC is exhibiting any of the above-mentioned problems, our qualified HVAC experts can come to your home or property, check out your unit, diagnose the problem, and let you know what repairs are needed or if your unit needs to be replaced. 

 

Looking for AC Maintenance in Jacksonville?

Before the most brutally hot days of summer arrive, make sure your AC is running efficiently. If you are unsure about the condition of your AC unit, our team at EAC can inspect your unit and let you know if it is working smoothly and efficiently. 

 

Why not reduce your costs? Maintenance is the smart way to go! You can rely on us to deliver high quality and skilled AC maintenance services in Jacksonville. With our maintenance services and agreements, you will never have to worry about your systems again – leave it to us! Our experienced AC maintenance technicians can discuss your usage needs and patterns to suggest a maintenance plan or a better unit for your home or property. 

 

Environmental Air Conditioning Services, Inc., is a locally owned and operated business in Jacksonville, Florida. We are committed to providing homeowners, businesses, and builders in the Jacksonville area with high quality and reliable service.

 

If you need air conditioning maintenance for your home or property, look no further than Environmental Air Conditioning Services. We service all brands. Contact us for more information at 904-279-0030 for 24/7 emergency service, or make a Jacksonville AC service request or estimate online.

 

Warning

We do not recommend you make any repairs to your HVAC system if the system is under warranty or if you don’t have experience. Discharging refrigerants in the air is illegal.

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A/C Tips

When you have a big air conditioning problem – like an air conditioner that quits during the hottest day of summer – it goes without saying that you’ll call for service. Smaller air conditioning problems are easier to ignore, but this is the last thing you should do. By calling for service as soon as you notice the symptoms of an ailing cooling system you can prevent the expense and inconvenience of a big repair job. You’ll also avoid the higher utility bills that typically accompany a poorly functioning air conditioning system. You should have your air conditioner checked when you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Decreased air flow from the registers;

  • Strange noises coming from the air conditioner;

  • Moldy odors coming from the ductwork when the air conditioner is running;

  • The air conditioner cycles on and off more frequently than it used to;

  • The breaker for the air conditioner in the electrical panel keeps tripping (or the fuse keeps blowing);

  • Ice appears on your air conditioner or piping, either inside or outside the house;

  • Your outdoor fan in the air conditioner won’t come on.

If you notice any of the above symptoms, call us today to have your air conditioning checked and serviced to avoid larger problems down the road.

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