With summer’s extreme heat, you can expect a rise in your energy bills as your air conditioning units consume more energy in order to maintain a comfortable home interior. Fortunately, you can avoid this by improving your system’s energy efficiency. Superior Air, the trusted air conditioning repair expert, shares energy efficiency tips:
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
One of the most effective ways to save on utility bills is by investing in a programmable thermostat. The Department of Energy estimates that dropping the temperature of your home by 10 to 15 degrees in the winter for at least eight hours can help you save up on cooling costs in the long run. Alternatively, increasing it in summer can benefit you in winter. By making your house warmer or cooler while you are at work, you can save on energy expenses. Remembering to manually set your thermostat every day can be difficult. Having a programmable thermostat would allow you to set up temperature changes based on your schedule.
Clean the Coils on Your Unit
Keeping the AC coils of your unit clean is another simple way to keep your system efficient. The fan in your unit pulls both warm air and dirt in and over these coils, eventually affecting their efficiency. Ensure that these coils are clean all year round by picking up any debris from the outside of your unit at least once a week. Shut off the power and vacuum the outside “fins” of your unit using a soft bristle attachment as the final part of your air conditioning maintenance routine.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
Dirty air filters can reduce your system’s efficiency by blocking the airflow through your system. Avoid this by inspecting the air filter at least once a month. If no light passes through the filter, we recommend replacing it to ensure your unit’s efficiency. Generally, good filters last between 60 to 90 days, but inspecting them each month is a great way to save money and keep your system efficient.
Need a new air conditioning installation? Superior Air can provide you with high-quality systems. Call us today at (559) 342-0023 to learn more about the products and services we offer. You can also request a free quote. We serve Visalia and the surrounding areas in CA.