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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Paso Robles

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Paso Robles, most homeowners will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online.