Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Rapid City, most homeowners will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect 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 couple tips are a perfect 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 looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-2564.