Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Orange County

Cooling

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Orange County, most homeowners 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 wallet.

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 looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone 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 leaking 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 few tips are a great 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the team at Mighty Ducts a call at 714-464-3376.

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