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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Opelika

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Opelika, most homeowners will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment with us online.