Don’t you love that feeling when you finally switch over the thermostat from heating to cooling? So do we! With spring in the air and winter finally gone, it’s time to think about the working condition of your the Wasatch Front region home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So how can you get the most out of your air conditioner without raising your monthly energy costs? Barlow Service Experts has a few tips:
- Turn it up – the first time you turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a variety of temperatures to find where you feel the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you could think is a little too high. Then, begin making small incremental changes until you reach a temperature where you feel comfortable. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your AC from continually running, saving you money over a period of time. The longer your air conditioner is working, the more energy you're eating up—and the more money you're spending. Even one degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to tinker.
- Consider the humidity – when you consider how much you can save, it can be tempting to grit your teeth and deal with the heat by completely turning off your air conditioner. However, what can easily be forgotten is that air conditioners can help dehumidify your home in addition to cooling it. So if humidity is an issue for you, be sure to think twice before turning off your air conditioner.
- Keep it serviced – every time we talk about energy savings and efficiency, the importance of air conditioner service cannot be mentioned enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced ensures that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it consistently. Preventative maintenance is one of the most critical steps to your system operating efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans in addition to your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air flowing. Barlow Service Experts recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that reduced usage can create savings. It may also potentially help keep your home comfortable enough to raise your thermostat a degree or two.
Keeping your home comfortable when it gets hot in the Wasatch Front region isn’t as hard as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so pricey either. Luckily for you, there are a variety of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to decrease your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or want to know more about energy efficiency, contact your local the Wasatch Front region HVAC experts at Barlow Service Experts to learn more.