Here in Georgia, the temperatures are still high in September. While our evenings have felt cooler lately, during mid-day to late afternoon, temps are still in the high 80s. Most Georgians would agree that you need an effective air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable through the end of October, at least. If your air conditioner is not working correctly, it may need repairs, or it may need to be replaced. However, before you start stressing about the money that it will cost you, there are other options that you can try at home to increase your home’s air conditioner efficiency.
Raise the Temperature
Wait, what? Yes, we know – you’re trying to keep your home cool from spring through fall. However, millions of people do not think about raising the temperature of their homes to use their A/C efficiently.
If you are out of the home during the day, it is a waste of money and energy to keep your house at a cool temperature. With today’s technology available, you can program your air conditioner to raise the temperature when you are not home and lower it when you are headed home. You can save money by not running your air conditioner when you are not home. If you need to invest in a programing unit, the money you save in energy costs will be worth it.
Change Your Air Filters Frequently
The air filter in your HVAC system is not there to be installed and then forgotten. The air filter gets clogged up with dust and debris from your home’s air, and it needs to be replaced at least twice a year; it is recommended that you change your air filter every three months. An HVAC system that is running with clogged filters is not cooling your home efficiently.
Run Your Ceiling Fans
While your ceiling fans do not have a refrigerant to cool the air, they do produce movement in the air that makes your body feel cooler. When you are using an air conditioning system, ceiling fans also help push cool air down and keep warm air rising. Therefore, the temperature of the air that you reside in will be cooler and more comfortable. It costs approximately $0.25 per month to run a ceiling fan. That’s pocket change!
Contact our HVAC company today to learn more about making sure your A/C is working efficiently. If you need service for your HVAC, we are here for all your needs.