Do you know the best way to run your cooling equipment?
Let’s face it…no one likes to spend money on bills. Unfortunately, one of the biggest contributors to your monthly utility bill expenses is your heating and cooling equipment. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine getting through a hot summer without the comfort provided by an indoor air conditioner. So, turning your equipment off doesn’t feel like an option.
There are two big things you can attempt to control during the cooling season – airflow and on/off cycles. Restricted airflow and frequent on/off cycles can raise your utility bills. Here are some best practices to ensure you are cooling your home effectively.
Avoid on/off cycles.
- Invest in a programmable thermostat for customized comfort.
- If you have a non-programmable thermostat, keep it at one temperature.
- Don’t switch between heating and cooling mode too frequently. This is important to remember during the spring when temperatures can vary day to day.
Ensure proper airflow.
- Plant things at least two feet away from your condenser.
- Regularly change your furnace filter.
- Schedule a duct cleaning appointment.
- Keep all vents and registers open at all times.
Of course, none of these adjustments are going to make much of an impact if your cooling equipment isn’t working properly. If you don’t think your cooling system is working at peak performance levels, make sure to get in touch with a local contractor. In fact, spring is the perfect time for preventative air conditioner maintenance. Don’t forget to schedule your appointment!