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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Albuquerque

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Albuquerque, 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 the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked 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 simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, 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 leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few 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 probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online.