Now that colder weather is here to stay in Pella, most folks will start truly 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 wallet.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for 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 gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always looking 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 increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621.