- Program Your Thermostat: Programmable thermostats offer an easy way to manage home temperatures. These innovative devices allow you to set the AC to reflect your schedule—you can lower your energy bill by only cooling the house when you’re home. Programmable thermostats also ensure that you won’t have to sweat in your home as the AC kicks in. Instead, set the thermostat to activate just before you arrive home.
- Seal Your Leaks: When air escapes your home, the indoor temperature begins to change. As a result, drafts cause your AC to run overtime and waste energy. Look for broken seals, cracked caulking, and loose fitting windows and doors. Small repairs to these seals will protect your home from these costly air leaks.
- Shade Your Windows: During the summer, harsh sunlight can significantly increase the temperature inside your home. You can negate these effects with a few simple strategies. Dark curtains, for example, help to limit the amount of sunlight that passes through windows. Heat-reflecting windows are an equally effective option for homeowners trying to reduce energy costs.
- Maintain Your Machine: Your air conditioner is most efficient when free of maintenance problems. Dirty coils, blocked vents, and worn components force your AC to use more power. In addition, a damaged HVAC unit takes longer to return your home to a comfortable temperature. Seasonal repair visits from a professional will protect your home from the impacts of a failing AC unit.
- How Does Solar Energy Work? Solar energy is collected by an array of photovoltaic cells. These cells absorb light photons with the help of a silicon semiconductor surface—the semiconductor detaches electrons from sunlight and allows them to flow throughout the photovoltaic cell. These electrons are then drawn by a metallic contact into a current, which in turn powers a solar-device. Photovoltaic cells can be made small enough to power a calculator or large enough to power an entire heating and cooling system.
- What Are My Solar Unit Options? There are two major types of solar-powered AC systems. Grid-tied options are linked directly to the home’s traditional electricity. This allows your home’s power grid to supply electricity during the nighttime. Grid-tied systems can even earn your household power company credits any excess converted energy. Homeowners without direct access to a power line can invest in stand-alone systems as well. These units are great for remote homes but don’t offer the extra advantages that come with grid-tied system.
- How Can Solar Units Help Me Save Money? Solar units offer several types of savings for your home. Since your HVAC unit uses so much power, any offset provided by solar panels will produce big energy savings. Your solar unit can also offset energy costs for other appliances when the AC is shut off for cold weather. In addition, the solar credits earned from the power company translate to further energy bill reductions.
Keeping cool in the summer can be expensive. That’s why solar-powered air conditioning units are a great investment for any homeowner. Professional AC repair technicians can make the upgrade a cinch. Get in touch with at McGowan's Heating and Air Conditioning (904) 278-0339 for additional information.
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Your HVAC unit uses a staggering amount of power each year. Thankfully, you can limit the amount of energy needed to cool or heat your home. Check out the following homeowner tips to keep your Jacksonville home comfortable for less.
AC repair and duct cleaning from McGowan's Heating and Air Conditioning can help you keep your home comfortable. We’ve proudly served the Jacksonville area for almost 40 years. Visit us online or call (904) 278-0339 for more information on our expert technicians.
Solar energy boasts a long list of benefits for the average household, so it’s no surprise that homeowners have questions about the power source. This solar energy FAQ can help you decide if a solar AC unit is right for your home.
Don’t let your air conditioning unit run up high costs this summer. Instead, contact Jacksonville’s AC experts. One call to (904) 278-0339 puts you in touch with McGowan's Heating and Air Conditioning. Our solar solutions are the perfect answer to your energy cost issues.
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