Goettl’s Tips for Lower AC Costs this Summer

Keeping your home cool in the scorching summer heat can get expensive. Fortunately, Goettl’s experts have tips to get the most out of your AC unit while keeping the cost low.

Proper AC Maintenance

Regardless of how new your HVAC unit may be it still needs proper maintenance. This can be as simple as making sure there is no debris on the system and that it is clear of vegetation. Make sure you replace your air filter every 90 days and check the refrigerant lines for any leaks. It may also be a good idea to call professionals for a complete AC maintenance.

Use a Ceiling Fan

This is a simple solution which can lower your cooling bill. A ceiling fan can circulate the air from the AC and make the whole room feel cooler. On average the fan will make a room feel four degrees colder so you can set the AC four degree higher and feel the same cool.

Smart Thermostat

You can upgrade to a programmable smart thermostat. You can tell it to let the temperature raise when you aren’t home and keep it cool when you are. Some thermostats can even sense that you are not home and cut back the AC on there own.

Shading Your Unit

Everything is cooler in the shade, including your HVAC unit. A unit that is sitting in direct sunlight has to work harder to cool the same air making it less efficient and more costly. This problem can be solved by making sure that the unit is in the shade at all times. A permanent solution to this problem could be planting trees or tall bushes near your unit. Make sure that anything you plant is at least two feet from the unit.

About Goettl

This business has been in the family since 1926 and is currently owned by the grandsons of its founder Adam Geottl. They continue to service central and northern Arizona homes and have a notable track record. Goettl is a trusted name for any remodels, new builds or any AC work. Over the years the company has held many patents and is internationally known for its mass production of evaporative coolers.