Now that colder weather is here to stay in St. Cloud, most people will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 season, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably 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 Osceola Air, LLC a call at 407-477-6319.