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The hottest days of summer are when your A/C functions the hardest. We might be surprised that our utility bills shoots up way over our budget. We might think that it’s fine; however, we might overwork our A/C and eventually, it might get broken before we even schedule an A/C maintenance. Let’s talk about energy-efficiency at home.
There are many ways how to make sure that we save our A/C efficiency. Let’s talk about them one by one.
1. Check and change your filters (if necessary)
Check the air filter once per month and replace it as needed. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate around your home. If the filter becomes clogged, your A/C system will have to work harder to supply the same amount of cool air.
2. Keep your A/C in the shade
Air conditioners with proper shading can run more efficiently. Air in a shaded space is cooler than the surrounding air, meaning the A/C will have an easier time cooling the air and will avoid overheating.
3. Do touch that dial to save some money
Remember that each degree you dial below 78 increases your energy consumption by about 5-8%. If your monthly electric bill is about $100, you’ll save $5-$8 a month with each degree you can stand above 78.
4. Close blinds and curtains during the heat of the day
Many people don’t realize just how much the sun heats up their homes through their windows. You can save energy by teaching everyone in your home to keep curtains and blinds closed when the sun is shining, which will reduce the amount of heat gained from solar radiation.
5. Use ceiling fans/stand fans
While fans don’t actually cool down a room, they make you feel cooler by increasing the airflow past your skin, which then pulls heat away from your body. Making use of fans in your house can make you feel cooler and make you feel comfortable with raising the thermostat, saving you money.
6. Call an HVAC Professional
Each central air conditioning unit should be inspected, cleaned and tuned by a licensed, bonded, and insured HVAC Professional before the hot season begins. Professionals like Eco Air have the proper equipment to check and diagnose you’re A/C system.
If you are in need of a professional HVAC and air conditioning contractor in Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Florida, Eco Air is here to be of service! We can do A/C installation, repair, and replacement anywhere in Fort Myers and Cape Coral area. Go green and call 239-288-2791 today!