Energy-Efficient AC Tips
Georgia heat is no joke, and neither is the humidity! Absolute Comfort Air knows that air conditioners aren’t optional, and we also know that energy bills rise over the summer. So we’ve gathered a few tips for homeowners to save energy (and money) this season!
Get An Annual AC Maintenance Check
First off, a healthy air conditioner is an efficient one. Schedule an AC maintenance check so you can make sure that your system is ready to take on the heat.
Our maintenance checks will catch any early problems your unit may have. By fixing these early, you can avoid an air conditioner breakdown when you need it most! We’ll also ensure that your system is staying efficient—if we notice any problems, we’ll have the solution.
Don’t Set The Thermostat Too Low
It feels great to walk into a cool house after a day in the sun—but how cold should your house be? For most homes, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to a comfortable 78℉. This is cool enough to be comfortable without breaking the bank.
Although, if you have pets or small children, the range of 72-75℉ may be more suitable. Just make sure that everyone is safe and comfortable!
Replace The Old Air Conditioner
An old air conditioner can ruin your energy efficiency. Sometimes the old unit can’t be saved. If it’s needing frequent repairs or is heavily worn down, you may need to replace your air conditioner.
We know it’s difficult to make the leap for a replacement air conditioner, but remember that it’s an investment. Georgia weather consistently calls for an air conditioner, so choosing a new energy efficient model will serve you for years to come!
Consider Professional Air Duct Services
If air from your HVAC system isn’t being pushed out, your air ducts may need maintenance too! To keep your cooling system efficient, it’s important to maintain every part. While it’s not very common, your air ducts can develop holes over time, so you’ll need to take care of them.
If your ducts contain holes, your heating and cooling system will have to work harder to move the air. When cool air escapes through these tears, your money might as well escape, too. Your AC will work overtime to replace the lost air and using extra energy.
After ducts have been replaced or repaired, your HVAC won’t have to work as hard to keep your air at the right temperature. Because less energy is used, you can save money!
Buy A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are an excellent way to boost your savings. You can program patterns for your house’s temperature, like raising it by a few degrees while you’re away at work. By the time you get home, you can have a cool home again and a few bucks saved!
Insulate Your Home
You may think that insulating your home only helps with heat, but not quite. Insulation basically keeps your home’s air in the home, and the outside air outside the home. This means that insulation also helps keep your home cooler in the summer, too. By insulating and sealing any cracks in your home, you can help keep that hard-earned cool air inside.
Utilize Your Ceiling Fans
Fans may seem unnecessary when you have a cooling system, but you’d be mistaken. Ceiling fans are perfect for keeping air from becoming too stale. Since heat rises, ceiling fans that rotate clockwise will recirculate that air again, lowering the room’s temperature. Standing fans are also great for night time. Most people sleep best while cool, so point a fan at your face or feet to keep yourself cool all night.
By using fans, you can keep your house a few degrees warmer!
The Most Reliable AC Company In Winder
So, now you know you can save money by using fans, a programmable thermostat and setting it to the proper temperature. But do you need some of the bigger things on the list? Absolute Comfort Air provides plenty of AC maintenance and repair options for Winder homeowners.
Since 2004, we have been offering high-quality, reliable HVAC services to our customers. We offer a broad range of services; from duct inspections, to unit installations, to emergency AC repairs. We do it all! Our professional technicians will get things done right and on time, because we believe in doing quality work.
Call today to our friendly staff and schedule an appointment!