A healthy air conditioner is a happy air conditioner Saint John NB
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A healthy air conditioner is a happy air conditioner
(NC)-Soon Canadians will be sporting shorts and t-shirts, and looking for ways to escape the summer heat. Before the heat waves hit, make sure your air conditioner is able to battle the high temperatures. Dave Walton, Director of Home Ideas at Direct Energy offers the following tips to ensure your air conditioner is primed and ready to cool your home effectively and efficiently.
Central air conditioning systems are a great choice. To reduce annual energy bills, install a high-efficiency central air conditioner with a 13 SEER rating, which uses up to thirty per cent less energy than older 10 SEER units.
Make sure your central air conditioning system runs efficiently by keeping it clean. Have your system checked annually by a licensed professional and replace the furnace's filter every three months. Also, be sure to hose off the outdoor unit and keep debris such as leaves and grass clippings away. Plant flowers and shrubs at least 24 inches from the outdoor unit.
The life expectancy of a durable system is approximately 15 years. Make sure the warranty offers at least 10 years on the compressor and five years on all other parts.
Prevention is the best medicine. Consider purchasing an air conditioning protection plan, like Direct Energy's Cooling Protection Plan. For just a few dollars a week, you'll be covered for most repairs and replacement parts. You'll also enjoy priority service if you require a service call.
More information on this topic is available online at www.directenergy.com or toll-free at 1-888-334-8221.