Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Southern California

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programming a thermostat for efficiency

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Southern California, most people 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 has an impact on everyone who operates 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around 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: no matter if 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 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 potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the team at Econo Air a call at 714-695-6661 or set up an appointment with us online.