Staying cool is a top priority during the summer. However, running your air conditioner at full blast all day will cost some significant money. Fortunately, there are still ways to use your air conditioner and still stay comfortable without breaking the bank. Follow the tips below to make sure that you use your air conditioner as efficiently as possible and save on energy costs.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
The best thing you can do every year in the spring is to schedule preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that it allows your cooling company and technicians to discover and fix problems before serious problems develop. Second, the energy efficiency of your air conditioner can be boosted by up to 40%. This is a huge benefit during the summer season, when you most need your air conditioner. It is also a great opportunity to save money by having your system at top efficiency.
Turn Off Your AC When Not at Home
You can save a lot of money by turning off your air conditioner when not at home. There is no reason to leave it on particularly if you want to save on energy costs. A compromise is to use a good programmable thermostat and have it raise the temperature when you are away. It can also be set to lower the temperature so that you will be comfortable prior to your arriving back home. You will be surprised how much can be saved on energy costs by doing this automatically. Your cooling company can easily recommend a quality programmable thermostat and show you how to use it.
These are just a few of the many different ways that you can improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioner during the summer season. If you have questions about other ways you can make your air conditioner more energy efficient, we recommend consulting with one of our professional technicians in-person. We’ll be able to recommend the best solution for your specific situation. Lee’s Cooling & Heating provides a full range of air conditioning and indoor air quality services throughout Southeast Kansas. If you need help getting your home ready for summer, contact us today to schedule an appointment.