Top 5 Air Conditioning Tips To Help You Save Money This Summer
Keeping cool this summer shouldn’t come at the expense of high energy bills. You can use your air conditioner this summer without breaking the bank. Here are 5 air conditioning tips to help you save money this summer!
Cover Your Windows
If the sun comes in through your windows, it’s automatically going to make your house warm. If you use things like blinds, curtains, or even blankets, you’re able to keep your house much cooler than it would be otherwise. The warmer your house is, the harder your AC has to work to keep it cool. Using something as simple as a window covering, you can put less strain on your unit and save money – while also keeping cool and comfortable.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
Removing obstructions around your AC condenser unit is a great way to ensure it works at optimal efficiency all season long. Not only that, but it’ll put less strain on your AC unit and save on monthly energy bills. Clearing away debris such as leaves, branches, and dirt will help improve airflow, help prevent it from overheating and also help it from getting clogged. If there are any obstructions restricting airflow, your AC won’t work as it should to keep you and your family cool – and you may be faced with higher-than-usual energy bills.
Seal Cracks and Openings In Your Windows and Doors
Sometimes, small cracks and tiny openings are hard to spot, unless you are really looking for them. If you go look at your door or windows, you may notice more cracks and openings than you expected. To prevent warm air from leaking into your home, you can add caulk or weather stripping to seal up any air leaks in your doors and windows. Similar to covering your windows, sealing cracks and openings will help you save on your energy bill. When your house is warmer, your AC has to work that much harder to keep you cool.
Install A Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats can maximize both your comfort and energy savings by automating temperature adjustments whether you’re home or away. With smart thermostats, you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect temperature or remember to turn the thermostat up or down. For example, if you are coming home earlier than you thought and want your house to be cool before you arrive, you can adjust the cooling schedule for that day right from your phone. Not only will you be able to have more control over the temperature even when you’re not home, but you will also save money and energy in the process.
Schedule Annual Maintenance With A Pro
We recommend you schedule preventative maintenance once a year to make sure your AC unit is working at peak efficiency. Preventative maintenances help homeowners catch problems early on before they become large, costly problems. When you get a preventative maintenance on your AC unit before the dog days of summer, you can rest assured your unit won’t fail on you in the middle of a heat wave. Not only should you schedule a maintenance, but you should also regularly clean your air filter. We recommend cleaning it every 1-3 months depending on the activity in your home.
Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up With The Pros At Freedom Air Today!
Freedom Air is here for all your AC needs. Schedule your tune-up with us and we’ll help you stay cool and comfortable all summer long. Call us today at 321-631-6886 or fill out our online form here.