Over the past several weeks, we have been discussing ways to lower your summer utility bills and help your air conditioning system run more efficiently. Through proper system maintenance and simple steps, a homeowner can save up to 25% on cooling costs in the summer months, and increase the life of the AC system. At Cogburn’s Heating and Air, we want to make sure we partner with our valued customers in maintaining the most energy efficient home possible.
This week’s energy saving tip involves the advantages of roof turbine vents. These are wonderful devices and extraordinarily cost effective when paired with a well-maintained air conditioning system. While many homes have stationery heat release vents on their roofs, these devices only release heat when the attic temperature reaches well over 100 degrees. Electric powered and motor driven exhaust fans work well, but the average home requires up to three of these and these devices do cost the homeowner in utility usage and may need to be replaced every few years.
We do want to stress that the roof turbine vents should be free to operate all year long. Some homeowners make the mistake of covering them up in the winter. It is a myth that the turbine vent pulls warm air from the attic in the winter. If your attic is properly insulated, the temperature will be fairly close to the cooler outside temperature. The fact is turbine vents work in the winter by pulling any moisture from the attic area.
We must stress that the many steps like installing roof turbine vents are of limited value if the homeowner does not maintain the home air conditioning system. If you have not had your system checked this summer season, we encourage you to give the professionals at Cogburn’s Heating and Air a call and schedule your check up. Our technicians are experts on all brands and will thoroughly inspect and clean your entire AC system. Cogburn’s has been the leader in heating and air repair and installation in the greater Denton area since 1999. We have an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau. Call us today at 866-523-8762 or make your appointment online at www.cogburnsheatingandair.com