Want to get the most out of your home’s air conditioner? Home Comfort Experts put together our best money and energy-saving tips for homeowners. Whether you live in the greater South Bend area or Niles, Michigan, keep your home cool and comfortable this summer by following these steps.
Schedule a Tune-Up for Your HVAC System
Have you had an AC tune-up this year? If not, now is the time to schedule one with Home Comfort Experts. Regular tune-ups can keep your system working more efficiently, help prevent breakdowns, prolong the life of your system, and save you money. It’s good insurance to get the maintenance now, before your air conditioner breaks down in the middle of the summer.
Freshen Up Furnace Filters
Furnace filters are a first line of defense for your home. They screen out dust, pollen, and pollutants from the air. Once the filters are overloaded with gunk, they are no longer doing their job to protect your family from the elements, and this is especially important if anyone in your family has asthma or allergies. Clean filters are also going to save you money. Clogged filters restrict the airflow, putting added strain on your heating and air conditioning system’s fan motor. The harder your system has to work, the more energy it’s eating up, and the more money it will cost you. It’s important to clean filters or replace them every couple of months.
Adjust Your Thermostat to Save More
Adjusting your thermostat is a great alternative to turning your AC system off altogether. Instead, turn up your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees when you’re not home. Another great way to save is to keep your air conditioner somewhere between 75 and 78 degrees at all times. All this can save you up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bills.
For more money and energy saving tips when it comes to your air conditioner, read our blog post on The Biggest Air Conditioning Mistakes Most Homeowners Make.
Make Your Fans Work for You
Ceiling fans can be a great money saver in the warmer months. They can supplement your air conditioner set at a higher temperature, and still make a room feel eight degrees cooler. Make sure to adjust your fans to spin counter clockwise, so it creates a downdraft of cool air.
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To keep your family comfortable this season, call the Home Comfort Experts.