Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Lake Worth, most people will start seriously 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 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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: likely 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of 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 offer you 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 little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always looking 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 improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the team at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-533-6066 .