Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Irvine

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Irvine, most homeowners 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 affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • 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 bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting 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 on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially 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 pros at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 949-258-7259.

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