Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Cottonwood, most people will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Connolly Electric & Mechanical a call at 928-639-4251.