Don’t you love that feeling when you get to 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 Kitchener home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So what can you do to get the most out of your air conditioner without raising your monthly energy costs? Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare has a few suggestions:
- Turn it up – when you first turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a number of temperatures to find where you gain the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you might think is a bit too high. Then, begin making small incremental changes until you achieve a temperature where you feel cozy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your AC from constantly running, saving you money over the long haul. The longer your air conditioner is operating, the more energy you're eating up—and the more money you're spending. Even a single degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to fiddle around with it.
- Consider the humidity – when you consider how much you can save, it can be tempting to suck it up 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 heavily. Preventative maintenance is one of the most crucial steps to your system working 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 circulating. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that diminished usage can create savings. It might 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 Kitchener isn’t as difficult as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so expensive 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 would like to know more about energy efficiency, contact your local Kitchener HVAC experts at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare to learn more.