The cost of living has risen substantially in recent months for homeowners in Texico, NM. Cutting costs without compromising comfort can feel impossible for some. Your air conditioner accounts for about half of your household’s energy usage. Improving AC efficiency can help you save money without impacting your indoor comfort.
Check Your AC Filter Every Month
A clean air conditioner filter helps your system deliver cold air without struggling to move it past a clog of contaminants. As a result, your AC system doesn’t strain and struggle to keep you comfortable, helping you save money by lowering your cooling bills and reducing the risk of breakdowns that result in expensive emergency AC repairs.
Use Your Ceiling Fans Correctly
Most homeowners think of their ceiling fans as decorative additions that enhance the aesthetic of the spaces where they’re hanging. But if you use them correctly, they can make your rooms feel cooler, reducing your reliance on your AC system. In the summer, ensure your ceiling fans rotate counterclockwise to create a wind-chill effect. Since they aren’t of much use in empty rooms, remember to turn them off when leaving the room to save energy.
Avoid Cranking Down the Thermostat
Consistency is key when you want to save money with your air conditioning. Setting your thermostat to the lowest temperature to cool your home faster doesn’t work. It only strains your air conditioner, increasing long-term cooling and repair costs. AC experts agree that 78 degrees strikes the perfect balance between comfort and energy savings. For every degree over 78 that you set it for eight hours a day, you can save as much as 2 percent on your cooling bill.
Schedule Preventive AC Maintenance
Hiring a professional is the best way to keep your air conditioner operating at peak efficiency, and I.T.S. Refrigeration & Heating, Inc. is here to help you save money. Contact us today to schedule your preventive AC maintenance appointment.
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