Customers Encouraged To Service Air Conditioners; Reminded Of Rebates For High-Efficiency Cooling systems

first_img With warmer temperatures back in the forecast, Vectren wants to remind customers to have a trained heating and air professional perform routine maintenance on their air conditioning systems to improve efficiency and comfort. Customers should maintain their cooling system to prevent future problems and unwanted costs.“As temperatures push in to the upper 80s and low 90s this weekend, many customers will turn their air conditioners on for the first time,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery South. “As we enter the cooling season, its important customers maintain their air conditioning systems properly to ensure they perform optimally during the summer months.”According to www.energystar.gov, routine maintenance check-ups should include the following actions to ensure your house or business stays cool:Check thermostat settings to ensure your cooling system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors.Lubricate all moving parts to reduce friction in motors, which increases the amount of electricity used.Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation.Regularly clean and/or replace your air conditioner filter to help your unit run at full efficiency and supply better air flow.Clear leaves and other debris away from your air conditioner’s condensing unit on the outside of your home and hose off any accumulated dirt.Check your air conditioner’s refrigerant level – too much or too little will make your system less efficient and reduce the life of the equipment.Clean and adjust blower components to reduce problems with air flow, which can also make your system run less efficiently.Vectren offers several energy efficiency and rebate programs for residential and business customers, including cash rebates for residential customers of $200 to $400 for a high-efficiency central air conditioning unit, depending on the SEER level, and heat pumps. Learn more about Vectren’s programs at www.vectren.com/saveenergy or call 866-240-8476. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img