The summer months can really work your air conditioner into the ground. The tips below will help you cut back on utility costs and increase efficiency at the same time.
1. It Might Be Time to Replace Your HVAC System
When your HVAC gets old, it will not run as well as it once did. With so many advances in the world of air conditioning, it’s a good idea to invest in an energy-efficient replacement. Make sure the one you want is the right size.
2. Check for Any And All Debris
In order to get adequate air flow, you should look for any debris that might be too close to your outdoor unit. Shrubs, plants, and other landscaping staples should be at least two feet away.
3. Let Your Fans Help
Do you have any ceiling fans in your home? Run them counterclockwise. This will help cool down a room, and running them for a few hours a day only costs $1.50 a month per fan.
4. Put Film on Your Windows
Place window film or tint on the inside of any windows. Your house will be warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer, a benefit you can’t ignore.
5. Seal Weak Spots and Weatherize
You don’t want to provide air conditioning for the entire neighborhood, do you? Keep cold air in and hot air out by sealing cracks and adding insulation.
6. Get a Smart or Programmable Thermostat
Smart automation is the future, and you can take advantage of this technology in your own home. Use a smart thermostat that you can control anywhere. If you forgot to set your thermostat before you left for work, a few taps on your smartphone will save the day. Programmable thermostats are also an excellent option.
7. Change Your Dialing Habits
If you dial your thermostat below 78 degrees, you increase your energy consumption.
8. Keep Appliances Away From the Thermostat
Don’t put heat-producing appliances near the thermostat. Televisions and lamps are a few examples.
9. Look at the Filters
Get into the habit of checking the air filter once a month. Replace it when necessary.
10. Make Sure Your A/C Is In the Shade
Shaded areas are cooler than other areas in the home, and the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard.
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