Now that colder weather is here to stay in Murrieta, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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 simple fixes:
- Filters: likely the most unused 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 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 easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away 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 not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless 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 few 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 looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal 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 in the market for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Cool Air Solutions a call at 951-299-9853.