Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Energy Tips to Help You Save Money on Air Conditioning Your Ann Arbor Home!

Are you frustrated when you get your air conditioning bill?

Do you pull your hair out when you see how much it costs?

Do you feel like you’re throwing money out the window? 

Are you at a loss about how to save on your bill without lowering or turning off your AC completely? 

You’re not the only one! Many people feel like their energy bill is too high, but aren’t sure how to fix it. At CMR Mechanical, we can not only help fix the air conditioning in your Ann Arbor home, but we’ll take care of the maintenance afterwards, too. A big part of being happy with your AC is being happy with your monthly energy bill. We can help educate you on how to keep your bill down without keeping the AC off. 

And with our 24-hour service line, you never have to feel left out in the cold (or the heat)! We want you to be as knowledgeable as we are when it comes to your furnace and AC unit. Check out these 5 tips on how to keep your AC bill down! 

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  1. Try buying a new programmable thermostat. When you’re away from home, set the thermostat lower and program it to be higher for when you return. The smaller the temperature difference between the outside and inside, the more you’ll save. 
  2. Keep objects that omit heat away from your thermostat. Lamps or household appliances can trick your thermostat into thinking it’s hotter than it really is. This will cause your AC to run longer and potentially waste your money. 
  3. Schedule regular maintenance checks for your unit. Maintenance allows you to catch issues quickly. Catching an issue early can result in less of your hard-earned money spent. Vacuum and change out filters often to keep dust and debris to a minimum. 
  4. Invest in mesh window screens. These screen intercept, up to 70% of the sun’s energy. This keeps your house cooler and your AC unit working less. Screens are especially efficient on the east and west facing windows. 
  5. When you’re away from your home or out of a room, keep shades down and curtains closed to block out the heat from the sun’s rays. 
  6. Keep your fans running on your home’s upper levels. Fans on medium to low speed will keep airflow consistent, allowing warm air escape your home faster.

Our goal at CMR is to take care of all your AC and heating needs. Carola from Saline shared her experience with us saying, “CMR employees were professional, prompt, clean, conscientious, friendly and a pleasure to work with. I recommend them highly!” 

We can help you every step of the way. Whether you're scheduling an appointment, reviewing payment options, or following up on services already provided, we go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and confident in our relationship. 

You’re CMR Mechanical’s top priority! AC and furnace issues can be costly and stressful. With us, it’s different. From emergency service to routine maintenance and questions, our techs will arrive promptly and work effectively to get the job done. To better help you, we provide ongoing training for all our service techs. Staying up to date on all services is key to providing you with our best service!

If you need repairs done on your air conditioning unit, give CMR Mechanical a call at our 24-hr service line: (734) 424-1560. Want to do some more reading before calling? Download our free buyer’s guide today! 

1 comment:

  1. I just wrote about this myself. New homes are pretty well insulated and take care of a lot of things upon purchase. Older homes however can leave room for improvement. Screens are an excellent idea, also shades or indoor shutters can be a great investment for cooling in the hot months.