Now that colder weather is here to stay in Stuart, most people will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes 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 searching 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 increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Breathe Healthier Air a call at 772-353-4633.