Energy Saving Tips for Air Conditioning

An air conditioning unit is one of the biggest staples to keeping you and your home cool. In the warm summer months, it can be hard to save money when it comes to keeping your space cool. Whether you have a window unit or central air, it’s highly possible that your air conditioning is one of the biggest energy consumers in your house. Learning how to use your air conditioning unit in a way that keeps your house cool and saves you money at the same time is imperative.

We want to help you save money with your air conditioner, so we rounded up seven tips and tricks that are simple and effective.

Cover Your Unit

If you have a window AC unit, it’s important to think about whether or not the unit is in the sun or not, which can affect how well your unit will run. You can even put an awning or some other form of cover to keep your unit from overheating.

Clean Your Filter

If you have an AC unit, you’re familiar with the air filters that are in the appliances. What you may not know is that if you don’t change or clean your filter, your filter could cause your unit to work overtime. Making sure your filters are clean is essential to keeping your AC unit healthy, which saves you money in repairs and bills.

Set the Temperature High

When it comes to air conditioning units, the lower the temperature, the higher your bill will be. While this may not always be possible during hot summer days, set the thermostat to the highest temperature that will keep your space feeling cool. If you spend your days at an office, or not at home, set your temperature 10-15 degrees higher than you’re used to saving more money.

Don’t Fidget with the Temperature

Sticking with one temperature and staying with that temperature can keep your space comfortable and save you more money in the long run.

Keep the Sun Out

While getting sunlight into your home can feel nice, it could also overheat your spaces, forcing you to lower the temperature of your air conditioning unit. When you’re not home, or on a particularly hot day, keep your blinds and curtains closed to keep the sun and its hot rays out of your home.

Have a Professional Maintenance Schedule

Your air conditioning unit will always need regular maintenance, and it’s important to have qualified professionals do this maintenance each year. These technicians will ensure all essential parts of your unit are clean, all drains are clear and more. These annual checks will keep your unit running efficiently, leading to lower energy costs.

Check Your Humidity

The humidity levels in your space can greatly affect the temperature of the space. While your first thought may be to lower the temperature of your air conditioning unit, it may be better to look into getting a dehumidifier and keep your unit at the same temperature. Not only will this save you money on your bill, but you also won’t risk overworking your unit, which could lead to shortening your unit’s lifespan.

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Vredevgood Heating & Cooling has been serving Michigan for over 50 years. Our certified technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether you need repairs or maintenance, contact us today and see how we can help!

Call Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling for all your Furnace & AC needs. In the Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven Areas, Kalamazoo & Lansing areas call: 844-HVAC-365

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