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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in West Palm Beach

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in West Palm Beach, most homeowners will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc a call at 561-515-5527 or arrange an appointment with us online.