3 Money-Saving Tips for Running Your Air Conditioner

As most of us know, energy costs begin to soar during the transition from moderate to warmer weather. Running an AC is costly since these have many moving parts that require a lot of energy to pump refrigerant from place to place. However, there are a few things you can do to lower costs and even keep your equipment around for longer. Have a look!

Change the Filter

It surprises many homeowners to learn that the air filter is not designed solely to clean the air; it was made to protect the AC unit itself from the potential damage of incoming debris. If the filter were to become too clogged, however, your air conditioner would not be able to supply enough air to the unit to run efficiently, resulting in high energy costs, worn down parts, and potential freezing.

Use Your Thermostat Efficiently (Or Install a New One!)

One of the main ways homeowners tend to drive up their energy costs without realizing it is by using the thermostat incorrectly. A few things to note about thermostats:

  • Your thermostat will not cool faster if you turn the temperature down as far as it will go, and this will actually drive up energy costs.
  • Turning the AC on and off too frequently also increases costs.
  • Rather than leave the AC on all day, vary the temperature through the day using the programmable settings on your thermostat (or install a programmable/smart thermostat if you don’t already have one).

Schedule Professional Maintenance Each Year

Scheduling professional air conditioning maintenance once a year can reduce the cost of running your AC, improve performance, reduce the chances of repairs, and make your AC last a little longer. A professional will examine each portion of your system, checking for parts with excessive wear and tear and making some adjustments when needed.

Call the experts at Cool It Heating & Air for air conditioning maintenance, thermostat installation, and more in Media, PA.