Hot summers in Olathe, KS, increase your dependence on air conditioning. As a result, your energy bills increase. Fortunately, you can take control of your energy bill and reduce it this summer. Here are some simple steps you can take to save energy and money while operating your AC system:
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
You may set your thermostat and forget about it. If you have to work or run errands, there are hours during the day when no one is home. When you run the air conditioner during these hours, you’re spending money with no benefit.
Program your thermostat to increase the temperature while you’re away. Even a 5-degree difference can make a huge impact on your energy bill.
Utilize Home Zoning
Most systems seek to set a constant temperature throughout your home. When you install and utilize automation zoning, you gain control over the temperature in specific areas.
If you know you’re not in a certain part of the house, you can set the temperature higher. You can then keep the most used spaces more comfortable and save money at the same time.
Cover Your Windows
The sun beating on your windows transfers heat into your home. You can always replace your windows with a more efficient option and special coatings. If your windows are still in working order, consider using heavy curtains or shades to help keep the heat out during the brightest parts of the day. As a result, you’ll reduce your air conditioner’s workload.
Use Ceiling Fans
Your system needs to circulate air to run properly. Ceiling fans assist the system in circulating air and drawing warmer air above where you’ll feel it. Be sure your fan is turning counterclockwise to get the proper effect for the summer.
Schedule Spring AC Maintenance
If your AC system has an airflow restriction or a part that’s about to fail, it doesn’t run as efficiently. This efficiency degradation causes the entire system to work harder, driving up your energy costs. A spring AC tuneup will help ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency, keeping your costs down.
A spring AC maintenance visit will ensure your air conditioner will keep you cool all summer. Call Air-Pro Comfort Systems to schedule an AC tuneup with one of our experts.
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