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There are numerous fall activities to consider, many addressed at preparing for the winter chill. As the transition to cold weather occurs, you may dread the increase in your home energy bills. It is important to plan for your HVAC system’s operation by doing a bit of winterizing now. Following are four important tasks to complete before you turn that system on for the first time, helpful for ensuring maximum comfort and minimum energy use.

Fall is a beautiful season, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy milder temperatures and many outdoor activities. Whether you’re ready to watch your children play soccer or\ have plans for some fishing outings, you can relish the beauty of the outdoors as you gear up for your favorite activities in the South. It’s also an important time for your home, and you don’t want to neglect important fall chores and home repairs. Here are four important steps for making sure your home is in tip-top shape before winter sets in.

Cutting utility bills is a top priority for many Sunset LA homeowners, and at the height of the cooling season, there’s no better place to start than by adjusting your thermostat. Even a very small adjustment can save you dozens or hundreds of dollars over the course of the summer, so it’s a change well worth making. Here’s how to find the right AC setting for your home and budget.

The evaporator coil in your air handler plays a crucial role in keeping your home cool during the Louisiana summer. A leak can be small enough that it goes undetected on a day-to-day basis, costing you money as you attempt to compensate through reduced thermostat settings. Your air conditioning system will also compensate by running for longer periods to reach the desired temperature. Although the issue may seem minor, you should realize that an undercharge of about 10 percent in your refrigerant supply could result in an efficiency decrease of 20 percent. Leaks need to be identified and addressed as promptly as possible to limit your costs.

The summer weather in Southwest Louisiana is hot and humid, which is why the indoor cooling load in our area is so extreme. In Scott, LA, air conditioning is a necessity, and electricity bills are usually very high. For many homeowners, the cost of running an air conditioner can account for as much as 60 percent of the total power consumed during the summer months. Whether your focus is on reducing monthly utility bills or lowering your family’s environmental impact, slightly altering your daily living habits can make your home more comfortable, healthy and fuel efficient.

 

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