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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Sylmar

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Sylmar, most homeowners will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost 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 in the market for a new air conditioner, give the experts at American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 or schedule an appointment with us online.