After surviving our seemingly never-ending winter, it’s hard to believe that soon we’ll be concerned about keeping cool. It won’t be long until we’re running our air conditioners around the clock. Though you may not be thinking about air conditioner maintenance right now, Gross Heating & Air Conditioning is! And if you want to save money and keep cool this summer, you should be, too.
When outdoor temperatures soar, air conditioning provides welcome relief from the heat. But what if your AC breaks down or energy bills skyrocket? That’s where AC maintenance comes in. Use these tips from Gross Heating & Air Conditioning to properly maintain your air conditioner for maximum comfort, health, and savings all summer long.
While the cost to cool a home in summer is usually lower than the long and costly battle to keep it warm in winter, it can be a significant expense—especially at a time when you’d probably rather be spending any extra dollars on family vacations, festivals, and fun with friends. The experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning know that saving money is important for everyone—and we’re happy to share easy tips for cooling down those hot summer energy bills.
It was humidity more than high temperatures that led to the invention of air conditioning. In 1902, Willis Carrier was working in a printing company, and finding that paper would curl and ink would not set properly on humid days. Familiar with the concept of heating objects with steam, he reversed the process for cooling and created his now-famous and indispensable air conditioning system.
Funded by Wisconsin’s electric and natural gas utilities, Focus on Energy (FOE) is the state’s public statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Businesses, residents, and the state itself enjoy substantial benefits, thanks to FOE—in fact, the program has generated more than $600 million in economic benefits in the state from 2011 through 2014. By 2038, benefits are forecast to hit $2.8 billion.
Here are five ways to reap the benefits of your central air conditioning system this summer when the heat index is soaring.