Keeping Cool on a Budget

When Summer’s heat arrives, you can strike a balance between staying cool and not breaking the bank. MTB Heating and Air offers a large selection of quaility air conditioner options to fit your budget. We also provide fair priced service for all makes and models, so give us a call to help you stay cool now that the heat is on. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you save some money while staying cool this summer.Homeowner Maintenance- One of the easiest things a home owner can do to stay cool and save money is to change your air filters monthly during the cooling season. Even small amounts of dust and debris can get in the way of cool air. Dirty air filters cause lower efficiency and create higher energy bills. Keep your filters clean to save money.
Preventative Maintenance- Enrolling in a preventaive maintenance program is the most cost effective way to get the very most out of your system. MTB Heating and Air’s ESA program provides (2) annual tune ups. One tuneup is on the heating cycle and one is on the cooling cycle. You also receive 24 hour emergency service and priority service appointments. During this scheduled maintenance, your system is inspected cleaned and tuned up. Routine inspections detect small problems before they become large and costly. Routine cleaning removes dirt and grime from your system that reduce efficiency and tuning up your system ensures that it performs more efficiently which means you will lower your utility costs.
Cost Effective Upgrades- If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it is smarter to replace it than to repair it when it is not working properly. Firstly, new equipment has technology that makes it more efficent to operate. Secondly, the refrigerant used in old air conditioners is being phased out and the cost of it is soaring. Air conditioners that use the old R-22 refrigerant are becoming obsolete. Therefore, if your old system is not cooling properly, consider purchasing a new system rather than patching up your old system; this will save you money in the long run. If your current system is functioning properly, consider having a programmable thermostat installed. This is an easy upgrade and will save you money each month on your power bill by allowing you to create your own cooling schedule based on your individual lifestyle.