Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Marshalltown, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem 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 pointers:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten 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 normal is a very basic way to save money. 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 always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine 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 boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210.