Welcome to this month’s edition of the Top 5 Air Conditioning and Heating stories.
March 2020 Top HVAC Stories
There’s weather, AC cleaning and use tips that will save you money plus the most efficient central air conditioners and ductless heat pumps on the market.
Clean your Own AC and Save$$$
HVAC technicians charge $80 to $175 to clean your outdoor condensing unit.
That’s a lot of cash, and DIY isn’t that hard. This is a solid video showing how to clean your AC condensing unit coils in just a few easy steps.
The 20202 hurricane season forecast is for a busy year, just as in 2019. Learn more about it with AccuWeather’s synopsis of the early report. The hurricane season starts in a couple months.
AC Use to Rise; Heat Pump Use to Level Off
Demographics in the US are changing as more of us want to live in a warm climate. That’s the main reason energy forecasters are predicting that energy use will shift away from heating – or at least level off – to more of it being used on air conditioning. Here’s the report for those of you who are interested in tracking shifts like these, as we are.
Go Green and Lean with an Efficient AC
Every year, Energy Star comes out with its list of the most efficient air conditioners and heat pumps, at least the air-source kind that most of us use. It doesn’t cover geothermal heat pumps, but ductless mini split heat pumps are included.
Cut Energy Costs
OK, we’ve linked to a video that will help you save money by cleaning your own AC or heat pump. Then we linked to a list of the most efficient air conditioners for 2020. Now, we offer tips for cutting your air conditioning costs this summer. They work for heat pump heating too, but sort of in reverse – like turn your thermostat down in winter, up in summer.
Here are 9 ways to reduce energy use when cooling your home.
That’s it. Come back next month for a fresh set of the top heating and air conditioning new for April 2020.