At Champion AC, our goal is to help our clients’ air conditioners have a long and efficient life. We’ve done our homework and know even the best HVAC units can live much longer with a little help from their homeowners. As the temperature rises here in San Antonio, it’s more important than ever to do your part to ensure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool for the long haul.
One of our favorite tips comes via our friends at Royal Window Fashions. Putting a decorative spin on energy efficiency, they recommend dressing your windows in energy-saving shades and window films. These aren’t the films of old, either. Using German technology, smart film will reduce your utility bills, increase your home comfort and reduce glare, all while preserving a crystal clear view. Smart window film can provide a 99% reduction in UV light rays and a 98% rejection of infrared light. A non-reflective appearance means you get all of this efficiency without even knowing the film is there. Inside your home, you can up your efficiency with cellular shades. Their honeycomb design blocks conditioned air from escaping out through windows and sunlight from heating your home up. Both of these products help to maintain a steady, comfortable temperature within your home. This will take a significant amount of strain off of your air conditioner!
Our favorite energy-saving tips focus on performing the proper and necessary maintenance on your HVAC unit. In the same way oil changes and tire rotations help your car last longer and need less repairs, keeping up with HVAC maintenance will extend the life of your AC.
The easiest way to help your AC out is by changing your air filters monthly. A clean air filter can trap dust and allergens while still allowing airflow to your home. If a dirty and clogged filter is left unchecked, your air conditioner will have to work longer to overcome poor airflow. This strain can lead to overheating, blown fuses and even total system failure.
All you have to do for our next tip is pick up the phone and schedule your summer tune-up. Our trained and certified technicians will assess your air conditioner before the heat gets unbearable, clean the unit, suggest and implement any necessary repairs. Catching problems before it’s too late can save you a lot of time, money and comfort. So, remember, whether you’re dealing directly with your AC or choosing efficient window fashions, you can help to ensure that your HVAC system with perform at its best all summer long.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.