Ruud Air Conditioning can save you money this summer
The experts at Ruud are offering you money and energy saving tips to beat the heat this summer. Some of the best ways to save are also some of the simplest.
Performing regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit helps the system run more efficiently. Catch minor problems before they become major repairs. Replace the filter monthly during the summer, and have a professional service your system at the beginning of each cooling season.
Get a programmable thermostat, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home according to when you will be there, eliminating the need to cool or heat an empty house. Even a difference of only 2 degrees can save you up to 6% on your cooling costs.
Shade the sunny side of your house by closing drapes and installing awnings on the windows. Reduce the heat of the sun by planting shade trees and shrubs around your house, especially on the west and south sides. Studies show this can reduce your cooling costs by up to 30%.
Have your ductwork inspected for tears and leaking by a professional, especially if you are replacing your system. If your ductwork is leaking, so is your wallet.
If your system is older than ten years, you might consider replacing it because today’s systems can be twice as efficient as those produced just 10 years ago. A high-efficiency unit costs more up front, but will pay for itself in only a few years by drastically reducing electricity bills. Consider Ruud’s line of equipment - rated number one by the leading consumer research magazine.
For more information on Ruud products, call 713-965-4701 or 855-ASK-RUUD or check out their website: www.ruudtexas.com.