With temperatures steadily in the 80s and 90s this summer, homeowners around Oregon rely heavily on their air conditioners to provide comfort. But using your systems means using energy, and that can lead to high energy bills. Here are some ways to maximize your AC efficiency this summer.
#1: Make sure you change or replace your air filter regularly
Changing your air filter is easy and makes a huge difference in how efficient the system runs. A clogged filter causes your AC to work harder to reach the temperature you want. This leads to inefficiency, higher utility costs, and excess wear and tear on the machine. We recommend changing or replacing your filter every 1-2 months.
#2: Use your ceiling fans
If you run your ceiling fans in a counterclockwise direction during the summer, you can keep your space cooler. When used in tandem with your AC system, you will stay even more comfortable!
#3: Keep your thermostat at a consistent setting
If you are continually adjusting your thermostat up and down, you are using more energy and making your air conditioner work harder than it needs to. In other words, extreme temperature fluctuations make your energy bills go up. So, set your thermostat to one temperature and keep it that way.
#4: Schedule your annual tune-up
Routine maintenance on your machine will not only ensure that it’s running at peak efficiency, but also that things are working as they should. One of our professional HVAC technicians at Climate Control will be able to look at all internal components, and if there is anything that needs to be adjusted or repaired, they will discuss it with you. We want you to be comfortable and want to ensure your system doesn’t break down when you least expect it.
Contact our team at Climate Control today to get your preventative maintenance appointment on the books or to get a repair scheduled. Or, if your air conditioning system has seen better days, it might be time to consider a full replacement. We look forward to serving you this summer!