Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Huffman, most folks will start really 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 pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these tips:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? 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: no matter 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 handful of tips are the ideal 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 dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-777-1521.