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3 Common Mistakes That Could Be Costing You on Your Home Cooling Costs

Last updated 5 years ago

At Rebel Refrigeration, we do everything we can to ensure that you get the most efficient and comfortable air conditioning experience possible. This includes arming you with the knowledge to make great decisions. In many cases, our technicians help air conditioning customer’s correct mistakes that cause them to incur high cooling costs. Here’s a look at three common air conditioning mistakes that homeowners in the Las Vegas area should avoid:

1. Oversized Air Conditioner

While it’s true that larger air conditioning units have greater cooling capacity than smaller units, choosing the largest A/C unit available is sometimes a bad move. Air conditioners should be sized to fit your home in order to maximize energy efficiency and minimize humidity. Air conditioners that are too large for your home will make your indoor environment damp and will actually increase cooling costs.

2. Leaky Air Ducts

A new, energy-efficient air conditioning system will definitely help you lower cooling costs. However, to realize the full potential of your new A/C unit, it’s essential that your air ducts are professionally sealed. Sealing air ducts will prevent air from escaping as well as prevent pests, dust, insulation particles, and other indoor air contaminants from spreading throughout your home.

3. Underutilizing Fans

Fans are an effective way to circulate air through your home even if your air conditioning system is working effectively. Improved air circulation can make your home feel cooler even if temperatures are slightly higher. This means you can save money on cooling costs by raising the temperature on your A/C and turning on a few fans.

For more tips on how to keep your home cool, comfortable, and energy efficient this summer, contact Rebel Refrigeration at (702) 734-7750. We’re the Las Vegas area’s premier air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance provider. Call us for 24/7 emergency service throughout South Nevada.

 

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