Don’t you love that feeling when you have the chance to switch over the thermostat from heating to cooling? So do we! With spring in the air and winter in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think about the working condition of your North America home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So what should you do to get the most out of your air conditioner without increasing your monthly energy costs? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a few insights:
- Turn it up – when you first turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a variety of temperatures to find where you gain the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you may think is a tad too high. Then, make small incremental changes until you reach a temperature where you feel cozy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your AC from constantly running, saving you money over the long haul. The longer your air conditioner is running, the more energy you're using—and the more money you're spending. Even a degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to fiddle around with it.
- Consider the humidity – when you understand how much you can save, it can be tempting to clinch your teeth and deal with the heat by completely turning off your air conditioner. However, what can easily be overlooked is that air conditioners can help dehumidify your home in addition to cooling it. So if humidity is an annoyance for you, be sure to think twice before turning off your air conditioner.
- Keep it serviced – every time we talk about energy savings and efficiency, the importance of air conditioner service cannot be mentioned enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced makes certain that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it consistently. Preventative maintenance is one of the most crucial steps to your system working efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans as well as your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air circulating. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that reduced usage can create savings. It can also potentially help keep your home comfortable enough to raise your thermostat a degree or two.
Keeping your home comfortable when it gets hot in North America isn’t as difficult as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so costly either. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to decrease your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or are curious about energy efficiency, contact your local North America HVAC experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.