Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Naples, most homeowners will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out 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 handful of tips are a great 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at CNR Air Conditioning Inc a call at 239-241-5318.