Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Indian River County

Cooling

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Indian River County, most folks will start truly 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 check book.

Energy efficiency universally affects 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 searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • 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 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 around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave 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: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at 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 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-571-1080 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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