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Energy Saving Tips

Where there’s Wilks, there’s a way … to energy-saving tips
Being in business since 1974, Wilks Air Conditioning & Heating has perfected ways to help you save energy and maintain your system. Follow these six energy-saving tips to get the most out of your unit:

Check your air filterReplace your filter monthly.

A clean filter improves the efficiency and functionality of your system.

AC Energy tip - Vinegar helps to keep your drain clearTreat your condensate drain line with one cup of vinegar once a month.

Vinegar helps to keep your drain clear from algae, mildew, rust, dust and other debris which could clog the drain.

Abstain from stacking things in front of your return air grill.Abstain from stacking things in front of your return air grill.

The return air grill needs to be free and clean to maximize air flow to the unit.

Keep your outdoor condensing unit cleanKeep your outdoor condensing unit clean.

With the unit off, wash the outdoor unit thoroughly. Keeping your outdoor coil clean will increase the efficiency of your system.  Keep the grass cut and weeds trimmed near your outdoor unit.

Keeping your thermostat on 78 degreesCPS Energy recommends keeping your thermostat on 78 degrees in the summer.

We recommend keeping your thermostat at a temperature that is comfortable to you.  Keep in mind, the lower your thermostat setting, the higher your electrical consumption.

Worry-Free Warranty Have a licensed HVAC contractor perform annual service.

An annual service, such as the Wilks Worry-Free Spring and Fall TuneUps, will ensure your systems is running at peak performance.  During annual tune-up visits, contractors may find potential problems which you could fix before your stranded in the middle of summer without air conditioning. This will save you time and money as well as giving you peace of mind.


You can find out more great tips on how to save energy by visiting ENERGY STAR.