Don’t you love that feeling when you get to switch over the thermostat from heating to cooling? So do we! With spring in the air and winter behind us, it’s time to think about the working condition of your Clearwater home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So how can you get the most out of your air conditioner without increasing your monthly energy costs? Midway Services has a few suggestions:
- Turn it up – when you initially turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a variety of temperatures to find where you are most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you might think is a bit too high. Then, make small incremental changes until you get to a temperature where you feel comfy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your AC from continually running, saving you money over time. The longer your air conditioner is operating, the more energy you're utilizing—and the more money you're spending. Even a degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to fiddle around with it.
- Consider the humidity – when you consider how much you can save, it can be tempting to grit your teeth and deal with the heat by completely turning off your air conditioner. However, what can easily be lost is that air conditioners can help dehumidify your home in addition to cooling it. So if humidity is a problem for you, be sure to think twice before turning off your air conditioner.
- Keep it serviced – every time we talk about energy savings and efficiency, the importance of air conditioner service cannot be mentioned enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced makes certain that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it all the time. Preventative maintenance is one of the most important steps to your system running efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans as well as your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air flowing. Midway Services recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that diminished usage can create savings. It may also potentially help keep your home comfortable enough to raise your thermostat a degree or two.
Keeping your home comfortable when it gets hot in Clearwater isn’t as tough as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so expensive either. Luckily for you, there are a variety of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to lessen your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or are curious about energy efficiency, contact your local Clearwater HVAC experts at Midway Services to learn more.