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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Murrieta

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Murrieta, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.

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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out 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 couple 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 potentially 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 team at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-676-2665 or schedule an appointment with us online.