As temperatures increase, New York homeowners begin to make their way to the thermostat to take advantage of their air conditioning systems. After all, that’s what they’re there for! This could, however, lead to an increase in energy costs - unless homeowners follow these simple tips for saving money on cooling!
Keeping the filters of your air conditioning system clean helps in a few ways. First, it allows the equipment to operate efficiently because there’s adequate airflow. Second, the dirt and debris trapped in the filter won’t be circulated back into the home! Clean and repair filters at least once a month.
Duct & Vent Maintenance
Be sure to have a Skaggs-Walsh professional inspect the ducts in your home to ensure there are no holes or leaks. Similarly to a dirty filter, holes and leaks in the ductwork can allow dust to enter the home. Additionally, conditioned air can escape effectively wasting those energy dollars!
Window & Door Frames
The window and door frames around the home are where air leaks commonly occur, especially if the windows and doors are old. It’s often where homeowners feel cool drafts in the winter and warm air during summer - and where energy is wasted.
Setting the thermostat to the low 70s is better for comfort and for saving money! Setting it lower won’t actually increase the speed at which the equipment cools the home but instead will just waste energy. Homeowners can save significantly on cooling costs by maintaining a reasonable temperature in the home.
Homeowners that follow these tips might find themselves saving big on energy costs this summer without having to sacrifice their comfort! It’s also possible to save on cooling costs with air conditioning system upgrades and regular maintenance. Give us a call or contact us online to learn more!