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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Crestview

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Crestview, most people will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs 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 season, consider these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 handful of tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the team at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-682-5509 or set up an appointment with us online.