4 Tips to Lower Your AC Costs This Summer
1. Turn it up your thermostat one degree
Could you tell the difference between a room set at 71 degrees and a room set at 72 degrees? Neither could most people. So if you’re trying to reduce energy use, try setting your thermostat just one degree above where it would normally be. It will help your AC run less frequently and use less power.
This practice will get you in the habit of being conscious of what your thermostat is set to. Air conditioner power consumption increases a lot for every degree above the temperature outside, so these small changes will add up in the long run.
2. Keep ducts clean and airflow clear
Your AC will use less power if it’s not struggling against dirty vents and blocked airflow. Keeping the vents and ducts clean will help your air conditioner run more efficiently. Make sure your furniture and room layout does not block the vents as well.
3. Use your thermostat
To use your air conditioning efficiently, you need to make sure it’s running only when needed, and the temperature is set appropriately at all times.
Luckily, you don’t have to keep track of that yourself. With an automated or smart thermostat, it can be easy to reduce your air conditioner power consumption. Use a thermostat with a programmable schedule to set your AC to not cool when no one is in the space. Some thermostats can learn your schedule over time and program themselves. Smart thermostats even come with an app that lets you control the temperature remotely in case you forgot to set it. Many of these thermostats are designed with energy savings in mind, so they can help you get more details about your energy usage.
4. Schedule regular maintenance visits
If you could see what AC technicians see when they come to service a neglected air conditioner, you’d understand why regular maintenance is so important. Cleaning the components, fixing electrical connections, and replacing worn parts make your system run more efficiently and use less electricity. In fact, studies show that air conditioning maintenance helps your unit to maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency.Schedule Your Service Today: Trust Cozy Comfort for all your heating and cooling needs. Call us today at (303) 357-9807! or click here to schedule an appointment.