Reducing energy costs should be on the to-do list of every homeowner. Whether you care passionately about the environment or you just want to cut costs during the most expensive part of the year, there is plenty that you can do. How do you make your air conditioner more energy efficient? Read on for some tips:
Upgrade the Thermostat
The thermostat is not just a tiny box that sits on the wall. It is the hub for all things related to your air conditioner. If your thermostat is not working as it should, then you won’t be able to get as much from your AC as you should. Today’s thermostats, such as those that are wifi-enabled, give you increased control over your air conditioner: when it turns on and off, as well as remote control and access. They are also much more accurate than older models.
Hire a Pro for Routine Maintenance
Your AC will not last long if neglected. If you have never invested in routine AC maintenance, or you find that your existing system is not working just as it should, then there’s no time like the present. Air conditioning maintenance involves a thorough cleaning of all major components to ensure that debris is not getting in the way of cooling. It also includes an inspection of your system to make sure it has enough refrigerant and sufficient electricity. Lastly, a tune-up will keep your system running smoothly for years to come. In terms of energy efficiency, there’s no better way to get more out of your AC!
Give Your AC a Break
In addition to the tips listed above, there is something that every homeowner can do right now: walk over to the thermostat and raise it by 2 degrees. If you find yourself uncomfortable after your AC has adjusted, then you can always go back. But chances are that you will be able to adapt. Even just 2 degrees can mean significantly reduced energy!
Another tip: invest in thermal curtains that will reduce the amount of radiant solar energy that enters the home. Every little bit counts, and there are plenty of options out there to match your existing decor.
Call Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing today for exceptional air conditioning services throughout the Rockville, MD area.