Obviously, you’re going to be running your air conditioner a lot this summer season. It is way too hot and humid in this area to entertain the notion of going without your AC. If anything were really to deter you from turning that system on, though, we’d bet it’d be the sticker shock some owners suffer when the energy bills arrive throughout the summer season. There’s no getting around it. You need to pay to cool your home and live comfortably.
What there is getting around, however, is overpaying to cool your home and live comfortably. If your energy costs seem suspiciously high, it may not be the result of wishful thinking. There are plenty of ways in which you can help your air conditioning system in Apex to provide you with an affordable and efficient performance. And no, we’re not trying to sell you a new, more efficient system—though we certainly will if that’s what you’re looking for!
Change Your Air Filter
This is probably the simplest way in which you can help to protect the efficiency with which your air conditioner cools your home. If your air filter is very dirty, there is absolutely no way in which you can hope to cool your home as efficiently as you should be able to. This is due to the increased airflow resistance.
When your system works harder simply to force conditioned air throughout your home, that is going to cause it to use more energy in the process. Then the excessive wear and tear start to take its toll, and efficiency really starts to drop off. Be sure to keep a fresh filter in your home cooling system.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
This will require that you hire a professional HVAC technician, but it is still a pretty minor upgrade, all things considered. In scope, anyway—not when it comes to results. Replacing your thermostat with a newer model is actually a great way to both boost energy efficiency and to live more comfortably in your home. That’s the kind of result that we love to see.
If you’re using an old manual thermostat, or even a basic digital thermostat, then upgrading to a programmable model is certainly in your best interest. If you really want to take energy efficiency to the next level, a smart thermostat is the way to go. Control your system remotely and let it learn your cooling habits to keep your home comfortable at all times, with minimal input needed!
Keep Up with Routine Maintenance
There is no avoiding this one. Regular maintenance is, bar none, the best way in which to keep your air conditioner working at peak performance and efficiency levels. Is a relatively small investment that will pay you back in a major way over the years. Our Comfort Club really makes keeping up with regular maintenance as simple as possible, while also giving you many added benefits. Let us know if you’re ready for the tune-ups your AC needs to succeed.