AC Tips For The Summer

It’s important to take the time to learn a few pointers on running your air conditioner more efficiently. Why? Because it can benefit you in a number of ways. These tips won’t only save you money on your utility bills, but they will also help you conserve energy.

4 AC Tips For The Summer

Look for Leaks

Even a small crevice or crack can lead to a constant drain of cool air in your home. You can spot these open spaces by going around the exterior of your home and feeling for cool air around the doors and windows. If you feel something, caulking that area can stop the leak. If you're not confident in your ability to find every leak, our consultants at AirCon Air Conditioning & Heating can conduct a home audit for you.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Another great way to save energy is to install a new smart home thermostat. In recent years, smart home thermostats have evolved to the point that homeowners can control exactly how much energy they use. They can use their smartphones to manage the thermostat or pre-program the devices to minimize air conditioner usage when the home is vacant.

Consider Moving Your Thermostat

You probably know that your thermostat controls how often the air conditioner runs but did you know that its location can affect that process? For instance, placing the thermostat in an area that gets excessive sunlight, or placing it near a window that gets hot in the afternoon, will cause the system to operate more than is needed. For more efficient cooling, the thermostat should be placed in an area that doesn't get direct sunlight. Try placing it away from the kitchen, as well. It’s best to choose a room that's used more often than other areas of the home.

Try a Higher Setting

If you can stand to tolerate your home 10 to 15 degrees warmer, try keeping your thermostat at that higher setting. Eventually, you won't even notice the difference. By setting the system to kick on at a higher temperature, you can save up to 10% on your summer cooling costs. In addition to the lower bills, you'll be putting less stress on your HVAC system.

If you have followed these tips, and you're still experiencing reduced efficiency in operating your system, there may be deeper mechanical problems with your system. By contacting AirCon Service Company, you can benefit from the expertise of trained and experienced HVAC technicians. Our team will help diagnose any problems you may be experiencing, which will help you keep your system in peak operating conditions, and repair, replace, or get your system running better with basic maintenance. We can work with you to spot problems early, so they won't develop into more costly issues down the road.