Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Grand Prairie

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Grand Prairie, most folks will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Mustang Mechanical a call at 972-445-9504.

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