Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Laguna Niguel, most folks will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket 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 looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, think about these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few 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 around for an extended period? 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if 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 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 searching 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-317-4175.