Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Tucson, most folks will start seriously 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 check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these tips:
- Filters: arguably 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost 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 in the market for a new air conditioner, give the experts at A&M Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 520-200-1048.