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 behind us, it’s time to think about the working condition of your Tulsa 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 increasing your monthly energy costs? Jack Nelson Service Experts has a few tips:
- Turn it up – when you first turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a variety of temperatures to find where you are most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you could think is a little too high. Then, work on making small incremental changes until you get to a temperature where you feel cozy. Keeping your thermostat set higher can keep your system from continually running, saving you money over a period of time. The longer your air conditioner is working, the more energy you're eating up—and the more money you're spending. Even a degree warmer can make a big impact in the cost of your monthly energy bills, so take time to find the perfect temperature.
- Consider the humidity – when you realize how much you can save, it can be tempting to clinch 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 stressed enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced makes certain 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 running 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 flowing. Jack Nelson Service Experts recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that reduced usage can create savings. It may 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 Tulsa isn’t as hard as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so pricey either. Luckily for you, there are a variety 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 are curious about energy efficiency, contact your local Tulsa HVAC experts at Jack Nelson Service Experts to learn more.