Choose an Energy-Efficient Unit
If your air conditioner is older, it is likely not a particularly efficient model. The less efficient your A/C is, the more your bills will cost. If you want to save on your monthly bills, it may be a worthwhile investment to get a new energy-efficient air conditioner. It will be more effective and use less energy, so you can save money and feel better about your environmental impact.
Keep Your Blinds Closed During the Day
When the sun comes in through your windows, it slowly heats up your home and the heat stays there even after the sun has gone down, making you reach for the dial on your air conditioner to cool things down. However, you can keep your home a lot cooler by simply keeping your blinds closed during the day. This is especially effective if you have blackout blinds or curtains that do not let any light in. This will keep your home cooler and means you can keep the A/C at a lower temperature setting, which translates to monthly savings during the summer months.
Open Your Windows at Night
If possible, open your windows at night when the air cools down. This is a great way to get some naturally cold air into your home and give your A/C the evening off. Setting up a fan next to the window will also help to circulate the cool outdoor air throughout your home.
Clean Your Filters
Make sure that you are cleaning or changing your air filters as needed during the summer. When air filters are clogged up with dust and debris, your air conditioner is forced to work harder and use more energy, which costs more. Check your A/C’s user manual for specifics on how and when to change or clean your filters.
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced Annually
Yearly A/C tune-ups are important for maintaining maximum efficiency. When you have your air conditioner serviced, the technician will address any minor issues and make sure that your system is running as efficiently as it can. If you skip your annual service, your A/C is likely to run less and less efficiently, which will rack up your bills. Having your system tuned up every year is an investment that will save you money in the long run.
Are you due for your annual A/C service? Get in touch with the experienced professionals at Vision Plumbing Heating Cooling to book an appointment today!