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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Orange County

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Orange County, most folks will start seriously 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 affects everyone who operates 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter 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 inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly 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 team at Ocean Air Conditioning a call at 949-525-9119 or schedule an appointment with us online.