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Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Bakersfield

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Bakersfield, most folks will start truly thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this season, think about these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees warmer can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 or schedule an appointment with us online.