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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, think about these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help better 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 up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around 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: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few 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 few 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 looking for a new air conditioner, give the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-242-9638.

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