Floridians spend more money on air conditioning than virtually anywhere else in the United States. High utility bills might seem like a necessary expense to stay comfortable in the hot summer months, but simple upgrades could help you save more than 70% on your cooling bills. At St. Petersburg AC and Heating, we are experts in money-saving cooling solutions. Find out how we can save you money while keeping you comfortable this summer!
AC Unit Upgrades for Saving Money
Is your AC unit more than 7 years old? This may not seem like a long time ago, but AC technology has drastically improved in the past years. Today’s models are much more efficient. According to the US Department of Energy, simply by upgrading to a new AC unit you can reduce your energy consumption by 50%.
AC Installation and Energy Costs
Did you hire the cheapest AC installation service in St. Petersburg for your AC unit? You might have saved a few bucks, but chances are that you are paying for it now with high cooling costs! Many AC systems are not correctly installed which can reduce efficiency by more than 20% (drastically more when your AC unit is not sized properly and ducts aren’t designed or sealed well). St. Petersburg specializes in AC installation services and will make sure that you get the right system for your home. We do NOT size AC units based on your square footage, but rather the approved method of using Manual J loads.
Are You Wasting Energy through Your AC Ducts?
Once your HVAC ducts are installed, most homeowners don’t think much about them anymore. Yet, the ducts are an integral part of the AC system. They must be regularly cleaned so air can flow properly. Ducts also must be sealed to prevent leaks. By maintaining and upgrading your duct system, we can save you as much as 30% on your cooling costs!
“Zoning” is a method of saving money on heating and cooling costs. It involves breaking your home into zones based on your energy requirements for the areas. For example, your guest room might be put into one zone because it is infrequently used and does not need to be cooled. Your bedroom would be put into another zone because it does need to be cool, but only during the night. Your family room and kitchen would be in yet another zone because they need to be cooled, but only during the day.
Once your home is divided into energy zones, a system can be put in place to cool each of these zones according to your needs. This way, you don’t waste money cooling rooms when you aren’t using them.
Programmable Thermostat Installation
Programmable thermostats are fairly cheap to buy, but can save you more than $200 per year in AC costs. We offer a large selection of programmable thermostats, including models with 7-day settings. Our technicians not only install AC thermostats, but help you understand how to make the most out of them so you keep AC costs low.
Tax Credits for Energy-Saving AC Upgrades
Upgrading to energy-efficient AC systems doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when you can get money back from tax credits and rebates. Our AC consultants will help you understand what your options are and how to take full advantage of them so you never spend more than necessary.
Energy-Saving Consultations for Commercial Businesses
Are air conditioning costs taking a toll on your business? Find out how you can save money on AC costs this year. Schedule an appointment with one of our energy-saving AC specialists. The specialist will come to your business and assess your needs. Then you will be presented with customized solutions and the costs associated with each. We have already helped dozens of St. Petersburg businesses save money and look forward to help you succeed too!
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an AC energy-saving specialist.