Save Money and Keep Cool This Summer with Tips by Goettl

More than 50 percent of the average household's annual utility costs are associated with heating and cooling. Like many homeowners, you might assume that paying money hand over fist is the only surefire way to stay cool--especially in the Arizona heat--but nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, there's a lot that you can do to keep HVAC costs in check this summer, so read on to learn more.

Six Tips for Slashing HVAC Costs This Summer

If your HVAC system is 10 years old or newer, don't replace it without trying these tips first:

Seal Air Ducts - Forced air systems are wonderfully effective as long as the ducts are clear and well-sealed. Over time, however, air ducts develop cracks or otherwise become compromised. When they do, copious amounts of cooled air never make it to the registers, so your system has to work harder to keep the place cool. You can seal your ducts yourself, or an HVAC contractor can do it for you.
Replace Your Air Filter - Has it been a while since you replaced the air filter on your HVAC system? When it's being used constantly as it is in the summer, the filter should be replace at least once per month. Changing the filter early and often can reduce energy costs by up to 15 percent, as the system doesn't have to work as hard to keep the home cool and comfortable.
Clear Around Your Outdoor Unit - Central air conditioning systems have outdoor condensing units. It is crucial to keep the area around this unit clear, as the air needs to be able to blow freely for the sake of efficiency. Periodically check the area around the unit and clear away debris that you find. This is especially important during the fall when leaves and other plant materials are more likely to accumulate.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat - Make a point of dialing back the thermostat by seven to 10 degrees for at least eight hours per day, and keep the temperature no lower than 78 degrees while at home. Of course, remembering to switch the thermostat isn't easy, which is why it pays to invest in a programmable one. These days, thermostats like the Nest even let you control your indoor climate from your smartphone or other mobile device, making it that much easier to control energy consumption.
Block Out Some Light - Everyone is familiar with the greenhouse effect. It affects the inside of your home just as much as it does anything else. By making liberal use of dark shades and blinds to keep sun out of the home by day, you can naturally keep the temperature inside much lower. In turn, your HVAC system doesn't have to work as hard to keep your home at your desired temperature, so your utility costs go down.
Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan - Finally, one of the best ways to keep an HVAC system operating effectively and efficiently--which also means affordably--is by keeping on top of its routine maintenance. At the absolute minimum, your HVAC system should be given a tune up at least once per year. Eliminate the guesswork and ensure that the work is done in a timely manner by enrolling in a convenient maintenance plan through Goettl. Our skilled technicians will come out to clean, inspect and make small repairs to your system as a part of its routine maintenance. You will also enjoy special pricing and priority service, so this is a worthwhile investment.

Goettl: The Name to Trust for HVAC Savings

When it comes to saving money on heating and cooling, you can't go wrong by turning to the experts at Goettl's High Desert Mechanical Inc. Originally founded in Ohio back in 1926, this family owned and operated business has been headquartered in Arizona since 1987. In the years since, Goettl has earned a reputation for providing reliable, effective and affordable HVAC services to residential and commercial customers throughout central Arizona. They don't just offer repair, installation and maintenance services; they are also dedicated to educating their customers and helping them save as much as possible on heating and cooling.

Throughout its history, Goettl has gone the extra mile for its customers. That continues to be true to this very day. At one time, the company held more than 100 patents, which reflects its ongoing commitment to providing the best solutions to its customers. The company offers a complete array of heating and cooling services, including the installation of new heat pumps, home air conditioning systems, furnaces and more. Repair service for all manner of HVAC equipment is available, and Goettl offers extended summer hours to ensure that no one has to go without working A/C.

In addition to installing and repairing air conditioning and heating systems, Goettl provides routine maintenance. Convenient maintenance plans make it easy for customers to keep their HVAC equipment in tiptop shape and allows them to avoid costly repairs and replacements. Goettl also offers professional duct cleaning and sealing services that increase and maintain system efficiency while optimizing indoor air quality. Services are affordably priced, and many financing options are available to make it even easier to keep HVAC running effectively. When combined with the tips that are provided above, maintenance, repair and installation services by Goettl are a great way to keep heating and cooling costs in check throughout the year.


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