Now that colder weather is here to stay in Muskogee, most homeowners will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these tips:
- Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. 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 always adjusting your thermostat before you head out 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 away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide 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 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 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 experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238.