Top 5 Tips for Saving on Your Air Conditioning
1.Check your filters
Check the air filter monthly and replace as needed. it’s important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate. If your filter is clogged, your system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of cool air.
Replacing filters is the easiest way of conserving energy and saving money on your HVAC usage. And similar to changing the oil in your car, it’s a critical step in maintaining your AC’s long-term health.
2. Keep your A/C in the shade
Air conditioners with good shading will run more efficiently. Air in a shaded space is cooler than outside air, meaning the A/C will have an easier time cooling it down.
3.Think about an upgrade to your thermostat
If it’s difficult to adjust your thermostat before you leave for work, consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat or a timer for your window AC.
4. Insulate so you don’t adjust the entire neighborhood
You want your cold air to stay inside and hot air to stay outdoors. Some basic insualation steps can prevent cold air loss when you need it the most. Sealing air leaks with caulk and weather-stripping will help insulate and reduce cold air loss.
5. Invest in Solar
Now more than ever a solar energy system will assist you in saving money on your air conditioning expenses. Solar energy reduces your overall operating cost of your AC unit when priced appropriately. Check with an installer to find out what you can save.