Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Tucson, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness 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 environment 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, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? 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 important.
- 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 little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few 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 in the market for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Ambient Air a call at 520-357-4912.