Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Saint Petersburg, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, think about these tips:
- Filters: probably 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 in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting 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 are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around 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 important.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 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 handful of tips are a perfect 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 bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195.