The summers in southern Nevada can be long and very hot. During the mid-summer season we run our air conditioner all day and night. The air conditioner consumes a lot of energy that results in a very high power bill. Not only does running an air conditioner cost the home owner hundreds of dollars each month, but it also leaves behind a major carbon footprint that affects our planet’s ozone layer. There are many reasons why every homeowner should look for ways to save energy especially during the hot summer. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share a few tips on how to save energy.
Is it Worth Getting a Programmable Thermostat?
When you want to reduce the amount of energy spent on your cooling system, you will want to have control over your cooling system. The more control you have over your air conditioner, the more you can ensure the air conditioner isn’t running unnecessarily. To have complete control over your air conditioner, you should consider installing a programmable thermostat. You can program varying temperatures to adjust for times when no one is at the home to a slightly warmer setting, and then cool the home down when it is occupied. With a programmable thermostat you can reduce the energy used cooling the home.
How Do I Protect My Air Conditioner from Sunlight?
Another way to help reduce the energy your air conditioner consumes is by keeping the air conditioner shaded and protected. Some of the cool air temperatures an air conditioner creates is used to keep the air conditioner unit cool. If the air conditioner overheats, components can break down or the air conditioner will trip the breaker. To reduce the amount of energy used to cool the home and to keep the air conditioner cool, you will want to shade the outdoor unit. For ground units you can build a canopy or even consider planting a tree. Trees are a great way not only to shade the air conditioner unit but the home at the same time. Trees can help keep both the home and air conditioner unit cooler. However, if you choose to plant a tree make sure to keep the air conditioner unit clean. Never allow leaves or branches to accumulate around the air conditioner.
Replace Old Air Conditioner
If you have an older air conditioner you can save a lot of energy by replacing your old air conditioner with a new one. Modern air conditioner are mandated to be much more energy efficient. Not only are modern air conditioner’s designed to be more energy efficient, but they also use refrigerants that are more friendly to the ozone. You not only will save money you can help the ozone. When you have an older air conditioner consider replacing it to help save on energy consumption.
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To help ensure you have an energy efficient air conditioning system you can start by following these steps. Additionally, do not forget to have the air conditioner tuned-up each year which helps enhance your cooling performance which reduces the time the air conditioner will need to run. For quality HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.