Learning how your air conditioner operates can help save energy and money. By following easy instructions and having regular inspections and maintenance by the top Fort Lauderdale air conditioning company, A Star Air Conditioning, you can have a more efficient machine and a lower energy bill.
First, set your thermostat between 72°F and 78°F. Each degree setting below 78°F will increase your energy intake by approximately 8%. Try to set your air conditioner’s thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The less difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, the more it will help to lower your overall electricity bill.
Low speed on humid days can cool your home better and remove more moisture from the air because of slower air movement through the cooling equipment. You should also use bath and kitchen fans sporadically, when running your air conditioning system. This helps to spread the cooled air more effectively through your home, without increasing electricity use.
Make sure to routinely inspect and clean the indoor AC/Heating coils. Since the coil in your air conditioner attracts dust, dirt build-up on the indoor coil is the most common cause of poor efficiency. The outdoor coil must also be checked periodically for dirt build-up and cleaned if necessary.
You can also reduce the cooling load by using economical conservation methods. Whenever possible, postpone heat-generating activities such as dishwashing or baking, until it is cooler in the evening time. Additionally, effectively shading east and west windows can help block sunlight from entering and heating up your home.
When you turn your air conditioner on, do not set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal. Doing so will not cool your home any faster and could result in unnecessary cooling and therefore, unnecessary expense.
Lowering your energy bill can be easily accomplished. With A Star’s qualified technicians and simple do-it-yourself measures, your house will be cool and your bill will be low.