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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in West Palm Beach

Now that colder weather is here to stay in West Palm Beach, most folks will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search 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 money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Summit Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-582-3390 or set up an appointment with us online.