Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Lexington

Cooling

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

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs 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, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always searching 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 potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the team at Kelley Mechanical a call at 859-209-3003.

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