Vital Heating & Air Blog: Archive for May, 2021

How AC Maintenance Helps Save You Money

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Back in March of this year, we posted a reminder about scheduling maintenance for your air conditioning in Greenwood, IN. Spring is the best time to have maintenance done to prep your AC system to handle another hot summer. 

It’s still spring now, and if you haven’t gotten around to arranging for maintenance through our Advantage Life Plan, we recommend having it done as soon as possible. Although there is no “expiration date” for AC maintenance as long as it’s done each year, having it completed before the summer starts allows you to take the best advantage of all maintenance benefits. And that includes the many ways that maintenance can help you save money.

So to help encourage you to schedule a tune-up and inspection for your AC with our team in the next few weeks, we’ve listed some ways you can lower your costs and help your budget thanks to keeping current with annual professional maintenance.

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Understanding the Cooling Limits of an AC

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Take a look at the thermostat in your house and see how low it can be set. It’s probably 60°F, the standard for thermostats. That’s uncomfortably cool for most occasions, but it does make it sound like your air conditioner is powerful enough to always be able to lower your home’s indoor temperature that far. No matter how hot it gets outside, you can always have your home feel extra cool.

Except that’s not how an air conditioner works. There are limits on how much cooling an AC can provide a house, and in this post we’re going to look at what it is. You can use this information to help you find the right settings for your thermostat during summer.

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