One of the biggest contributors to your monthly energy bills is your air conditioner, but it’s also one of the most important fixtures in your home. In our area, it would be tough to get by without a quality air conditioner, so we know how important it is to your home comfort. Turning off the AC completely is simply not an option if you want to stay comfortable, but it often seems like the only way to save when your bills climb. We have put together this guide to show you some of the ways you may inadvertently waste money on your AC, so you can find other ways to save.
Your system is outdated
Sometimes, inefficiency is a sign that your air conditioner is just old. Eventually, any air conditioning system will need replacement, and today’s units are more efficient than ever before, which makes it the perfect time to upgrade. Alternatively, an air conditioning maintenance visit from a technician could be enough to give your AC a boost and keep it running at peak efficiency for the rest of the cooling season.
There are leaks around windows and doors
Another potential issue could be small leaks around windows and doors. These leaks can really add up and may contribute to a lot of discomfort on top of high bills. You’re not always able to visually detect leaky areas of the home, but an energy audit with an HVAC technician will reveal these to you.
You set the thermostat too low
Finally, one way many people end up raising their bills and wearing down the components of their AC is by turning the temperature down too low. Lowering the temperature will not make the system work any faster. It will only run for longer and drain energy. Many experts recommend 78 degrees Fahrenheit as an efficient temperature, or just the warmest temperature you are still comfortable with.
Call the technicians at AAction Air to schedule AC maintenance, replacement, and more with one of the friendly professionals on our team in the Savannah, GA area.