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 Shreveport home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So what should you do to get the most out of your air conditioner without raising your monthly energy costs? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a few suggestions:
- Turn it up – when you initially turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out different temperatures to find where you are most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you may think is a tad too high. Then, make small incremental changes until you reach a temperature where you feel comfy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your system from continuously running, saving you money over the long haul. The longer your air conditioner is working, 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 tinker.
- Consider the humidity – when you realize 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 annoyance 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 makes certain that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it heavily. Preventative maintenance is one of the most critical steps to your system working efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans as well as your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air moving. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that reduced 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 Shreveport isn’t as hard as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so costly either. Luckily for you, there are a number 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 Shreveport HVAC experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.