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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Santee

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Santee, most folks will start really 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 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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? 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 important.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple 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 on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve 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 searching for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc a call at 619-448-2470 or arrange an appointment with us online.