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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Port Saint Lucie

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Port Saint Lucie, most people will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, consider these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can 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 money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually 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 crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 check your windows and doors and determine 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 perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially 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 Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-335-3232 or arrange an appointment with us online.