Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Albuquerque, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
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 searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- 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 important.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out 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 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the pros at I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250.