Cost Effective Ways to Improve Air Conditioning Efficiency

AC unitWhen it gets hot out, you probably have to consider comfort against the cost of energy. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your home cooler while not spending extra money. At Triad Mechanical in Johns Creek, we know that an energy efficient cooling system depends on both the actual machinery and its operating conditions. Here are some suggestions to improve your AC efficiency.

Clean Up

Keep all debris away from the condenser outside and make sure that you get it serviced by a professional before the beginning of the hot season. Indoors, be sure to clean up around the vents. Vacuum them and keep toys, curtains, and other obstructions out of the way.

Turn It Up

Turning your thermostat up from 65 degrees to 70 or 72 degrees can make a huge difference in your energy bill. During the heat of summer, when you come in from the outside, 72 degrees will still feel cool, and your pocketbook will feel a little heavier.

Clear the Thermostat

Keep any lights or other items that generate heat away from your thermostat. If your thermostat measures heat from a specific source, it will assume the whole house is that hot and turn on the AC. Make sure your thermostat can accurately gauge how hot or cold it is.

Avoid Heat Producing Appliances

Using your dryer or your oven will heat up the air in your home. Use them later in the day or early in the morning so your AC into won’t have to work as hard. Hang your clothes rather than use the dryer if you can.

Keep It Dark

During the heat of the day, the sun gets amplified by your windows. Keeping the blinds turned up and the curtains closed will help limit the sun’s heat from getting in the home. This will help your air conditioning in Johns Creek, GA, stay in the home longer and your AC won’t have to work as hard.