Air Conditioning Facts
Your Air Conditioning system accounts for 40 to 50 percent of your electric bill.
Without proper maintenance of you air conditioning system you can lose up to 5 percent of its efficiency each year of operation.
Studies show that regular maintenance will maintain 95 percent of its original efficiency.
An air conditioning system that is 10 percent low on Freon will cost you 20 percent more to run.
Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature automatically and maximize your energy savings. It also helps to maintain a comfortable temperature when you wake up or return home.
Cool your home at 78° or warmer with the thermostat fan switch on “auto.” For additional savings, raise your thermostat to 82° or warmer when you’re away from home.
Heat your home at 68° or cooler with the thermostat fan switch on “auto.” To save even more, lower your thermostat to 65° or cooler at bedtime or when you’re away from home.
Clean or replace your air conditioners filter every month to trim your cooling costs and help your unit run more efficiently.
Consider buying a new A/C system. How old is your air conditioner system? The older it is, the less efficient it is. If it’s 10 years old or more, it has to work much harder to cool the same area compared to a new system.
FPL offers rebates to help you buy a more efficient air conditioning system.
Replace Your Unit — older units are much less efficient than the ones available today. Contemporary units all come with a SEER rating — Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio — which determines how efficient your equipment works. Some newer units can pay for themselves over time as they deliver energy savings for you.
Many people cannot imagine living without air-conditioning especially folks suffering from medical conditions, the very young, and the elderly. When summer heats weighs in you’ll want your a/c to respond accordingly — keep it in top shape and it’ll provide you with many years of indoor climate control.
Keep It Maintained — Our annual maintenance agreement for your unit will cost you around $159.00 per system, but it will pay off in a unit that runs more efficiently, pollutes less, and lasts longer. (discounts for multiple units in existing homes)