Now that colder weather is here to stay in Haines City, most homeowners will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who uses 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time 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 handful of 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 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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923.