Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Beaverton, most folks will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect 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 bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-374-1934.