When the temperature outdoors elevates to new heights, many households will run their air conditioning systems more often, and this always leads to higher energy costs. If you’re feeling the heat, chill out because there are ways to save cash while keeping it cool.
If you want to start saving money on your energy bill immediately, here are a few steps you should follow.
The easiest way to jumpstart the savings is by upgrading your thermostat to a smart thermostat. This type of thermostat is not difficult to install, and it’s very affordable. From a financial standpoint, it’s a practical investment because it will pay for itself over and over again.
A smart thermostat helps an AC system save energy two ways. It can manage temperatures while a home is empty and while everyone in a home is asleep.
If a smart thermostat sounds interesting, try to invest in a unit that has advanced features and a smart app. A high-end smart thermostat that possesses these features will recognize and learn your cooling habits, and it will make strategic adjustments automatically to lower your energy costs.
The next step is to check your air filter. If the filter is dirty or clogged, your air conditioner will work harder to cool each space, and this prolonged process will gradually increase your energy costs.
When it comes to filter maintenance, there are two ways to move forward. If the filter is a disposable filter, you’ll need to replace it once every few months. Washable filters will need the same treatment. However, when it’s time for maintenance, you can cleanse a washable filter with tap water.
From a performance standpoint, nothing beats preventative maintenance services. It’s not a job for a typical homeowner. This is a job for a professional. It requires a keen eye, patience, and proper maintenance supplies.
If you want to maximize your system’s efficiency during each cycle, install a ceiling fan in a high traffic area. A ceiling fan will work with the system by circulating the air during a cooling cycle.
How to Maximize Your Comfort
The path to big savings and maximum comfort starts here. If you need help installing a new unit or help with a basic upgrade, contact our team today.