Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Phoenix, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- 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 bit? 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide 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 few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost 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 experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 602-832-7808.