Don’t you love that feeling when you finally switch over the thermostat from heating to cooling? So do we! With spring in the air and winter in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think about the working condition of your Albany home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So how can you get the most out of your air conditioner without driving up your monthly energy costs? Roland J. Down Service Experts has a few tips:
- Turn it up – when you initially turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out different temperatures to find where you are most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you might think is a little too high. Then, work on making small incremental changes until you achieve a temperature where you feel comfy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your air conditioner from continually running, saving you money over time. The longer your air conditioner is operating, the more energy you're using—and the more money you're spending. Even a degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to tinker.
- Consider the humidity – when you realize how much you can save, it can be tempting to clinch your teeth and deal with the heat by completely turning off your air conditioner. However, what can easily be lost is that air conditioners can help dehumidify your home in addition to cooling it. So if humidity is an annoyance for you, be sure to think twice before turning off your air conditioner.
- Keep it serviced – every time we talk about energy savings and efficiency, the importance of air conditioner service cannot be mentioned enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced ensures that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it heavily. Preventative maintenance is one of the most critical steps to your system working efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans in addition to your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air circulating. Roland J. Down Service Experts recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that reduced usage can create savings. It might also potentially help keep your home comfortable enough to raise your thermostat a degree or two.
Keeping your home comfortable when it gets hot in Albany isn’t as hard as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so pricey either. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to decrease your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or are curious about energy efficiency, contact your local Albany HVAC experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts to learn more.