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 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to think about the working condition of your Oakville home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So how can you get the most out of your air conditioner without increasing your monthly energy costs? Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare has a few insights:
- Turn it up – the first time you turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out different temperatures to find where you gain the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you may think is a bit too high. Then, make small incremental changes until you achieve a temperature where you feel comfy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your system from constantly running, saving you money over the long haul. The longer your air conditioner is working, the more energy you're using—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 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 harped on enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced makes sure that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it consistently. Preventative maintenance is one of the most important steps to your system operating 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 flowing. Abbey Air 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 can 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 Oakville isn’t as tough as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so costly either. Luckily for you, there are a range of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to lower 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 Oakville HVAC experts at Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare to learn more.