Now that colder weather is here to stay in Port St. Lucie, most people will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket 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 looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, think about these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help better 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very simple way to save money. 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 continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and check 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 couple tips are a great 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 searching for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283.