When it comes to the hot, humid months of summer, it may seem as if your air conditioning is running non-stop. This may cause you a bit of fear every time the energy bill comes in the mail. Believe it or not, there are ways to help you save energy, and save money, while running your air conditioning system.
The first way to ensure you are actually saving energy rather than wasting it when it comes to air conditioning usage is to have the proper size unit. If you have an air conditioning system that is too small for the square footage of your home and the level of usage, you may have to run it excessively and still feel like you are not getting the results you need. Likewise, if the system is too large for your home, you are simply wasting energy. Ask the professionals at High Performance Heating, Cooling & Hydronics to help you establish the absolute perfect fit before you invest in a new system.
Another way to save energy when you are using your whole home air conditioning system is to use a ceiling fan. Today’s ceiling fans come in all sizes and models. They have multiple controls and can keep the cool air circulating and keep the home comfortable after the air conditioning system has turned off.
If you have an older system, turn to High Performance Heating to keep the system maintained. Regular cleaning and keeping the vents, ducts, and system free from dirt and clutter will go a long way in keeping an efficient energy rating. While newer systems can be much more advanced and efficient, the proper care of an older system can really go a long way in helping you save energy.
If you do decide to invest in a new air conditioning system for energy savings, let High Performance Heating help you narrow down the choices. While newer systems are an investment initially, they are certainly well worth the costs. Newer systems run on less energy, run quieter, and deliver more usage options. With timed controls and multiple settings to help you customize the usage, a new air conditioning system can actually be the smartest way to save energy overall.
Aside from the system itself, you can ensure optimal energy savings by evaluating your insulation and weather stripping. Just as in the winter, you want to keep comfortable air from escaping and uncomfortable air from drifting into the house. If your home is sealed properly and all systems are running as smoothly as possible, you will surely notice the energy savings when the next bill arrives.