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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Upland

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Upland, most people will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration 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 simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re gone 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably 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 team at Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online.