We all want to increase our energy efficiency, but no one wants to completely give up the comfort of an air-conditioned home. The good news is, you don't have to lose your cool to use less energy. Here are 3 steps to stay cool and save money:
Step #1: Are You Feeling Insulated?
Insulation is one of the key ways you can help your cooling system be more energy efficient. If your house isn't properly insulated, not only will the cool air move out, but the warm air from outside will seep in. When this happens, your air conditioner has to work harder to keep your house cool. Insulate and you'll feel the difference in your house, and see it on your utility bills.
Step #2: Is Maintenance on Your To-Do List?
Regular maintenance is critical to making sure your cooling system is running efficiently. A thorough cleaning, inspection, and service every spring, before cooling season begins, can ensure your system is ready to run. A well-maintained air conditioner is an efficient air conditioner. It will run more smoothly, use less energy, and keep you cooler, all at the same time.
Step #3: Do You Have the Right Thermostat?
Getting the most out of your HVAC system can often depend on the thermostat you're using. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat allows you to customize your cooling so you can bump up the cool when you're home, and warm it up a bit when you're away. And you can set it to fit your lifestyle, so you only use energy when you need it.
Don't waste money on inefficient cooling this summer. These three simple steps can help your air conditioner be more efficient. For more information on increasing your energy efficiency this summer, contact the experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.