Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Cape Coral, most folks will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally affects 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most unused 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
- 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 a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: whether 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 little time 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 a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Comfort Zone, LLC a call at 239-214-0411.