Your home’s air conditioner delivers cool comfort during scorching hot summer days. Unfortunately, the refreshing cold air produced by your unit can send your energy bill skyrocketing. If you’re looking to reduce the cost of cooling your home, you’ve come to the right place. The tips provided below can help increase the efficiency of your system and decrease your monthly energy bill.
Schedule a Yearly Tune-Up
Hiring a HVAC professional to tune-up your system once a year ensures inefficiencies are caught before they cause a jump in your home’s energy consumption. A yearly tune-up also contributes to the longevity of your unit and lowers the possibility of your system breaking down during the cooling season.
Fans strategically placed throughout your home help circulate the cool air coming from your vents, meaning your air conditioner’s workload is reduced, and your energy bill is lower. Ceiling fans are especially effective, however, before turning on your ceiling fans for the summer, make sure they’re rotating counter clockwise by pushing the forward button on the fan.
Keep the Sun Out
Letting the sun shine through your home’s windows will ultimately raise the temperature in your house, which leads to your air conditioner running more frequently. By closing the blinds and curtains in your home you can block the sun from heating up your house. Simply put, less sun equals less energy and money spent.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A Smart thermostat is a cost-effective investment that even allows you to control the temperature in your house when you’re not home. Programming your thermostat to switch to a higher temperature when the house is empty or when your family is asleep will stop you from wasting energy and throwing money out the window.
Change the Filter
A dirty air filter will lead to poor air circulation, which will cause your system’s efficiency level to drop and your energy bill to rise. Replacing the filter once a month, especially if you have pets, will ensure your unit’s air flow is not hindered, and your money is not misspent.
If you have a question about your air conditioner’s performance or you would like to schedule a tune-up, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you.