3 AC Energy Efficient Tips
During the summer months, your energy bills can end up climbing higher than you expected if your air conditioner isn’t as energy efficient as it should be. Making sure that your AC is able to operate at maximum efficiency means that it won’t have to run as often, which helps lower your cooling bills.
1. Change Your Air Filter
One of the best ways to ensure that your air conditioner is running more efficiently is to change your air filter. This filter traps dust and debris, preventing it from entering your home through the vents and allowing air to flow freely. When you have a clogged or dirty air filter, your air conditioner is forced to work harder and run more often to cool your home. This results in more energy use, higher energy bills, and more wear and tear on your AC. Replace your air filter with a new one every month or every other month to make sure that your AC unit is able to run efficiently.
2. Raise the Thermostat Setting
Raising the setting on your thermostat a few degrees can result in big energy savings throughout summer. When your thermostat is set at a higher temperature, your AC won’t be coming on as much, which reduces energy usage and lowers your cooling bills. Your home should still feel cool and comfortable enough for you. If you don’t want to raise the temperature when you’re home during the day, consider setting it higher at night while you’re sleeping or during the day if you’ll be away from home for awhile.
3. Schedule AC Maintenance
Having routine maintenance done on your air conditioning system is another effective way to improve its energy efficiency. During these visits, an AC technician will take care of tasks that ensure that your system is operating properly, such as checking the refrigerant level and cleaning the coils. AC technicians also check for signs that there could be a problem with your AC system. When these problems are found early, they can be fixed before they become more serious issues. Maintenance for your AC can be done on a regular basis or at least before and after the cooling season to ensure that your system stays in good condition.
Exceptional Cooling and Heating Services
If you need to schedule maintenance for your AC unit, contact Hoff Heating & A/C, Inc. Our technicians provide reliable, high-quality air conditioning repairs, installations, and maintenance for homeowners in O’Fallon.