Don’t you love that feeling when you have the chance to switch over the thermostat from heating to cooling? So do we! With spring in the air and winter finally gone, it’s time to think about the working condition of your Fort Myers home’s air conditioner, both in terms of AC repair or seasonal servicing. So what should you do to get the most out of your air conditioner without driving up your monthly energy costs? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a few insights:
- Turn it up – the first time you turn on your air conditioner, take a few days to test out different temperatures to find where you gain the most comfortable. Begin by setting your thermostat to a temperature that you might think is a little 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 constantly running, saving you money over the long haul. The longer your air conditioner is operating, the more energy you're using—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 tinker.
- Consider the humidity – when you realize how much you can save, it can be tempting to grit your teeth and deal with the heat by completely turning off your air conditioner. However, what can easily be overlooked is that air conditioners can help dehumidify your home in addition to cooling it. So if humidity is a problem 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 stressed enough. Keeping your air conditioner serviced ensures that all the pieces of your system are in working order before you begin using it all the time. Preventative maintenance is one of the most critical steps to your system running efficiently and keeping major AC repair at bay.
- Double team – using fans as well as your air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cooler and keep the air circulating. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recommends tag-teaming to allow you to keep your air conditioner from running as often, and that decreased usage can create savings. It can 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 Fort Myers isn’t as tough as it may seem. And it doesn’t have to be so expensive either. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways that you can maintain or improve your comfort while also attempting to decrease your monthly energy costs. Whether you have questions about AC repair and air conditioner service or are curious about energy efficiency, contact your local Fort Myers HVAC experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.