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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Pinellas County

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Pinellas County, most folks 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 pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • 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 provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone 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 couple 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 possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment with us online.