Air conditioning system help to keeps our homes cool and comfortable during the hot summer season. We run our air conditioning system throughout the entire summer months and sometimes beyond. During the hot summer season is often the time of year we see our power bill sky rocket, having to pay hundreds of dollars simply to keep our home cool. To help maintain a healthy air conditioning system and to help reduce your power bill during the summer, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share a few tips on how to save energy cooling your home.
Routine AC Maintenance is a Must
A poorly attended air conditioner unit is an inefficient one. Regular maintenance helps in detecting minor issues before they turn into expensive repairs and ensures your cooling system operates at peak efficiency. Maintenance includes cleaning or replacing filters every 1 to 2 months during the peak cooling season, checking for leaks, and cleaning the coils and condenser. Some of this you can do yourself, but hiring a professional once a year for a thorough tune-up is highly recommended.
Upgrade Your AC Unit if it’s Old
Older air conditioner units are often less efficient than newer models. If your air conditioner is more than ten years old, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Look for one with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or (SEER). The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit and the more money you will save over time.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat is a major game changer when it comes to improving your air conditioner’s efficiency. They allow for better and more precise control over the temperature. They can even adapt to your lifestyle, learning when you’re home or away. Some even provide usage reports to help you better understand your energy consumption and make necessary adjustments.
Seal Your Home
No matter how efficient your air conditioning system is, if your home isn’t properly insulated, you will be losing a lot of that lovely cool air. Seal windows and doors, insulate your home, and make sure that no air escapes the inside of your home. This will not only save energy but it also allows your air conditioning system to work less, which also helps to extend the unit’s lifespan.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can help circulate the cool air generated by your air conditioner unit, allowing you to raise the thermostat temperature setting by a few degrees with no reduction in comfort. Remember, each degree matters when it comes to energy savings.
Avoid Heat Buildup During the Day
Avoid activities that generate a lot of heat, such as cooking or running the dishwasher during the hottest part of the day. Additionally, keep your blinds and curtains closed to block out solar heat.
Plant Trees or Shade Structures
Planting trees or installing an awning or other similar structures on the sunniest side of your house can prevent your home from heating up too much in the summer. The shade will reduce the amount of heat that seeps into your house, reducing the workload and energy consumption of your air conditioning system.
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By taking the right steps you can greatly reduce the amount of energy your cooling system uses during the summer season. For other HVAC tips and services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.