Now that colder weather is here to stay in Chadron, most folks will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness 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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, 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 around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out 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 handful of 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-832-4321.