In our part of the country, we use our air conditioners a lot. Heat and humidity take their toll, and we’re thankful to have central air conditioning available—although we’re not so thankful for the cost to run it.
Central air and heat is often responsible for high energy bills, taking up nearly half of homeowners’ bills in some areas of the country. Check out how you can make your air conditioner run more efficiently by calling a local HVAC contractor for these upgrades.
A Smart Thermostat
Wi-Fi thermostats use the wireless connection in your house to enable you to make changes to the temperature in the house no matter where you are! That way, if you leave the air conditioner on too low by accident, you can change the temperature after you get to work, and make smarter energy choices throughout the day.
If you have a zone control system in place, the temperature throughout the home no longer needs to be at the same setting. You can vary the temperature throughout the home, which may help you save on energy costs. And, because you can direct air throughout the home as needed, you won’t need as much energy to cool upstairs rooms as before.
Use a dehumidifier to make the home more comfortable without turning the temperature down any lower. High moisture levels in the air may be responsible for your discomfort, and a dehumidifier uses less energy to solve this problem than your air conditioner does.
Electronic Air Cleaning
The filter you are using currently could be responsible for your high bills. Filters that are too effective can be restrictive, blocking air from getting into an AC system and forcing it to work harder. An electronic air cleaner will clean your air with no interference in airflow, meaning you can get a filter that’s the right fit for your home and save on AC costs.
Get quality work at a fair price. Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for energy upgrades in Hilton Head Island.