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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in West Palm Beach

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in West Palm Beach, most people 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 pocket book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing 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: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of 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 an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine 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 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 dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the team at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 561-401-0011 or arrange an appointment with us online.