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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Buellton

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Buellton, most homeowners will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-688-4018 or set up an appointment with us online.