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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Show Low

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Show Low, most folks will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, 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 head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at 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 handful of 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the team at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. a call at 928-537-1803 or arrange an appointment with us online.