Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Saint Petersburg, 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 consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out 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 basic way to save a few dollars. 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 constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost 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 experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195.