How to Optimize Your HVAC System for Crazy Weather

Matthew HritzNOLA AC BLOG

You may be wondering how in the world you are going to optimize your HVAC system with this crazy weather. Don’t put your jackets and winter coats away just yet! It’s about to get cold AGAIN in New Orleans. Every year when the weather is back and forth as it has been recently, it becomes increasingly harder to know if we are turning on the heat or the air conditioner from day to day or even from hour to hour.

Here are a few tips from River City Total Maintenance that can help you, as a homeowner, save big throughout the year.

  • Simply turning back thermostats 7-10 degrees Fahrenheit for eight hours a day can save as much as 10% a year in heating and cooling costs. Though you can manually set your thermostat daily, automated thermostats that are programmable help you achieve greater energy savings with ease. Companies like NEST and Honeywell have products that enable you to change the temperature from anywhere right on your phone.
  • Doing regular maintenance on your AC or HVAC unit is crucial. Your AC or HVAC system may seem to be running fine, year after year, without any attention other than changing the filter. What you may not be aware of is that over the years, parts wear out, and when under stress, they may start to fail. This causes your AC or HVAC system to run less efficiently, or even to fail. Repairs may be a bigger deal and cost more than they would have if you’ve kept on top of the maintenance.
  • Becoming a River City Total Maintenance Member can help save you thousands of dollars a year on regular maintenance and repairs. We will also help keep you on track to schedule regular maintenance visits with our friendly reminders of when it’s time.

Be sure to contact River City Total Maintenance today to make sure that your AC or HVAC system is running efficiently and is ready and prepared for the crazy weather that New Orleans has been experiencing.