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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in San Dimas

Now that colder weather is here to stay in San Dimas, most people will start seriously thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help boost 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside 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 critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine 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 couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call at 626-478-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.