The early days of summer are always a welcome change of pace around here, especially after a particularly chilly winter season. Once the real heat and humidity of the season descend upon us once more, though, it can be a bit hard to remember why we were so excited for it in the first place! Even those of us that love the summer season the most will admit that it can be a trying time when the heat and humidity levels hit their peak.
That is why you not only want a great performance from your air conditioning system, but also need an efficient performance from that system as well. After all, you are going to be running that air conditioner pretty much nonstop throughout the hottest time of the year. The last thing that you want is to drain your budget just because you want to live in the comfort that we know you deserve. Here are some tips to help you enjoy more affordable air conditioning in Raleigh, NC.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you think that you need to invest in a brand new air conditioning system just to enjoy better energy efficiency when cooling your home, think again! While buying a new, high-efficiency system is certainly going to help you to cut back on your cooling costs, it is not the only way to navigate the path to better energy efficiency. Something as simple as a new thermostat can start you on your way.
Most homeowners today are at least using basic digital thermostats to regulate their cooling systems. That is certainly an improvement over old manual thermostats, but we recommend at least opting for a programmable model. These devices allow you to enjoy great convenience, boosting efficiency without sacrificing comfort. Smart thermostats are an even better option, but may not be backwards compatible with all systems.
Change Your Air Filter
I thought that this was a post about saving energy, not improving indoor air quality? What gives? If that’s close to what you’re thinking, then there are a few flaws in your logic. First and foremost is the fact that the air filter in your AC system is not there to improve indoor air quality throughout the house. It’s there to protect the condition of your AC equipment itself. Secondly, changing your air filter can contribute to boosting efficiency in a major way!
The dirtier that your air filter is, the more energy it is going to take to force conditioned air through that filter. That is going to be reflected in your energy costs. Plus, the wear and tear that this increased strain puts on the system will degrade it and its efficiency further. Filters are cheap and easy to change, so keep up with yours this season.
There is absolutely no better way in which to protect the efficiency with which your air conditioner operates than by scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. This overhaul of your system addresses all of the wear and tear that accrues over the course of an entire cooling season. Dial our number to give your AC the TLC that it needs in order to truly succeed!
Ideal Services Heating & Cooling is here for all of your home cooling needs.