Now that colder weather is here to stay in Phoenix, most folks 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 check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects 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 searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, think about these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy 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 costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- 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 few minutes to walk around your home and inspect 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 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 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 Integrity AC & Heating LLC a call at 602-971-0567.