Modern AC systems were designed to ensure that we remain comfortable throughout the warm and hot days, but that comfort will come at a price. In the United States, do you know how much the average family will spend every year on their utility bill? If you guessed over $2,000, you would be correct.
At Cunningham Associates, we know that you would rather keep some of that money in the bank instead of giving it to your electric company. This is why we wanted to share some things that can improve your AC system’s energy efficiency. When you can boost your home’s energy efficiency, you will do your part in keeping your electric bill in check.
Let’s look at some ways you can keep your home as energy-efficient as possible:
Program The Thermostat
Did you know that when you adjust your thermostat by at least 10 degrees for at least 8 hours a day you can reduce your energy costs? Since the thermostat is the device you use to determine the temperature you want your home to be, you have the ability to adjust it as you see fit. When you program your thermostat, you can set the temperature to change at different times from morning to night. Many homeowners use the thermostat to set it to a specific temperature when they leave their home and adjust it again once they arrive home.
Schedule A Tune-Up
One of the best things you can do when you want to maintain energy efficiency is to call an air conditioning contractor and schedule a tune-up. An air conditioning contractor will inspect your cooling equipment. The contractor will also clean your cooling system, check the thermostat, filter, ductwork, and more. If there is anything wrong with your cooling equipment, the air conditioning contractor can identify the problem and repair it before it turns into a major hassle.
Replace System If Necessary
Generally, home air conditioning systems can last up to 15 years when they have been maintained properly. However, updating your air conditioning system sooner than the average expected lifespan can help you maintain energy efficiency. When there are technological updates in the cooling industry, it could mean your older cooling system unit will not be equipped with the latest updates. We know that not everyone will be able to replace their air conditioning unit, but updating your cooling system unit can mean better cooling and lower utility bills.
If you would like to learn more about improving energy efficiency in your home, give Cunningham Associates a call at (770) 455-6722.