Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Fort Lauderdale, most homeowners will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten 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 in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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: whether 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 decide 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 few 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 probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the team at Solar Air Inc. a call at 954-320-7398.