When you get home on a hot and humid day, the first thing you do is turn on your air conditioning system. It’s tough to save money on cooling costs when all you want is cold air filling up your home fast. But if you follow a few simple steps, you might be able to cut down costs without giving up on comfort.
#1: Learn to work your thermostat
One of the main reasons people spend too much on cooling costs is improper use of the programmable thermostat. Often, the problem is that people don’t know how to work it. While the thermostat does have preprogramming options, people still use their thermostats as if they were manual units, to be shut off and turned on as needed.
Learn to work your thermostat, and your cooling costs could change dramatically. You can either speak with a technician for help understanding your programming settings or find your manual. And, most likely, you can do an internet search and find your thermostat’s manual online.
#2: Seal leaks around the home
Any air leaks around windows and doors can have a greater impact on your bills than you think. Tiny holes at poorly-sealed parts of the home allow air to leak out and heat to come in. This keeps your home warmer than you’d like, as all of these holes can add up to a breech as big as a basketball! A little caulking and weather stripping can go a long way for a long time to come.
#3: Change the filter
This is one of the easiest things you can do for your air conditioner, and one of the most effective. A clogged, dirty filter will stop some amount of air from flowing through the unit. This keeps the air conditioner from working properly, which is why you need a new filter each and every month. It keeps the fan cycling as often as it’s supposed to and prevents overuse (and, therefore, high bills).
Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for quality work at a fair price. We offer quality AC services in Bluffton, GA.