As the weather warms up, you’ll once again be depending on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. The tips below can help you save more energy and increase your home’s indoor air quality during the months ahead.
- Use Your Windows for Cooling: Take advantage of cool nighttime temperatures by turning your air conditioner off and opening your windows. When you wake up in the morning, you can close your windows to keep your home cool for a while before restarting your air conditioner. You should also install coverings for your windows to prevent heat gain.
- Use Your Thermostat Efficiently: Have your thermostat set to a relatively high temperature as the weather gets warmer. The goal is to maintain the smallest possible temperature difference between the inside of your home and your outdoor environment. If you can accomplish this, you may see a significant reduction in your energy bill.
- Get a Programmable Thermostat: These devices let you set the temperature in your home high while you’re away, and then have it lowered just before you get home.
- Use Ceiling Fans to Keep Your Home Cool: Ceiling fans can lower your temperature another 4 degrees below the setting on your thermostat. This means you can set your thermostat 4 degrees higher, thus saving more energy.
- Replace Your Air Filters: Clogged air filters force your air conditioner to work harder and use more energy. By replacing your filters, you can lower your unit’s workload and reduce your monthly energy bills.
- Get a New Air Conditioner: This is especially important if your present system is more than 10 years old. A new air conditioner will be much more energy efficient and much less expensive to run. An Energy Star model can even reduce your utility bills by as much as 20 percent.
If you need more information on how to save more energy this spring, please contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We provide reliable HVAC services in the Monmouth County area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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