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 Kansas City 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 raising your monthly energy costs? Neal Harris Service Experts has a few insights:
- Turn it up – the first time you turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out a number of temperatures to find where you gain the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you could think is a tad too high. Then, make 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 time. The longer your air conditioner is running, the more energy you're utilizing—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 fiddle around with it.
- 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 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 crucial steps to your system working 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. Neal Harris 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 Kansas City isn’t as hard 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 lessen your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or want to know more about energy efficiency, contact your local Kansas City HVAC experts at Neal Harris Service Experts to learn more.