Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Drexel Hill, 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 pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem 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 pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside 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 important.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-257-7035.