Archive | November, 2014

The Best Tip for Big Savings on your Electric Bill

11 Nov electric-bill

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, saving means “the act or an instance of economizing.”  Many of us look for ways to “save” everyday. Clipping coupons to save money at the store, saving bags to re-use later and some people even save the little ends of soap and put them in a pump bottle with water to use as hand soap.

You may try to save on your electric bill by turning off lights when leaving a room, turning off ceiling fans, unplugging appliances when you are away but how many of you know that you could save a good percentage on your electric bill each month by doing one other thing? I will tell you that other thing in a little bit.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, half of all energy consumed by Florida households is for appliances, electronics, and lighting. A whopping 27% is used for air conditioning. That is four times higher than the national average. Of course, this high usage is due to our year round weather conditions.  So, air conditioning use is a big part of most Floridan’s electric bill.

Back to the “other thing” that could save you a nice percentage on your electric bill and it has to do with your air conditioner. Having your air conditioner serviced a couple of times a year will save you money on your electric bill plus on having to replace parts and even save on having to replace the whole a/c unit.

How is that for savings? How many coupons would you have to clip to even compare?

So, why does having your a/c unit serviced twice a year make such a big difference on your electric bill? Because these check-ups include cleaning the unit and checking everything out. Check-ups, make your a/c unit run more efficiently and when it runs more efficiently, less electricity is used.

Think of it this way, if you wait a long time to go to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned and checked, it usually takes much longer for them to clean them, your gums are sore and the dentist usually finds something wrong, like a cavity.

If you would go to the dentist twice a year for your cleanings, your gums would not be so sore, it would probably take less time to clean your teeth and if they find anything, it would be easy to treat and cost less since it will most likely be in the early stages.

Having your air conditioning unit maintained will keep it clean, running at full capacity, extends the life of your entire a/c unit and if anything does come up, it is caught early and fixed so that it doesn’t cause more damage.

This time of year many of you are returning to SWFL for the season and this is a great time to have your a/c unit checked out.  Let RDS Air Conditioning make sure your a/c unit will keep you cool and if you do need to put the heat on when we have a few cold snaps, you will feel extra good because your indoor climate will be comfortable plus you will be saving money on your electric bill.

RDS Air Conditioning is a full service certified Florida contractor serving Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Ft Myers, Florida. Lic.# CAC1816713

Don’t Settle for Less, Use RDS!

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