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Although we use our air conditioners pretty often in our part of California, you likely don’t know too much about how your air conditioner works. Thankfully, you’ve got the professionally trained technicians at Ace Air, Inc. standing by, happy to help when you need repairs or a new AC installation. However, there are a few things you should know if you want to prevent repairs and reduce your monthly bills.
Get your air conditioner ready for warmer weather, reduce costs, and learn more about your AC system with our tips. Our best tip of all: when you need air conditioning service in Merced, CA, you can always count on the experts at Ace Air, Inc..
Save More with a High Efficiency Air Conditioner
If you are installing a brand-new air conditioner, you have a few different options. Aside from conventional central air conditioners, there are heat pumps that heat and cool from a single system. You can even get a ductless system and install blower units throughout the rooms of your house so you don’t have to make any major renovations for a ventilation system.
What’s most important is that you find a system that is the right size for your home. But you should also look for a high-efficiency air conditioner if you want to save more. Air conditioners with SEERs (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) pf 16 or higher will help you to reduce your monthly bills, without having to give up comfort.
Get a Programmable Thermostat or Even a Smart Thermostat
The Department of Energy offers some great advice for keeping your home at an efficient temperature and save more. Keep the thermostat at 78°F throughout most of the day, but turn the temperature up by 7-10 degrees when you are away.
However, it can be easy to forget to manually turn up the temperature before you leave the house. That’s why you should have a programmable thermostat with scheduling programmed in. Or, with a smart thermostat, you can adjust the temperature right from your smart phone, wherever you are.
Schedule AC Maintenance Each Year
Air conditioning maintenance is a service offered by contractors to help your air conditioner stay in the best condition possible. We recommend scheduling this service as early during the cooling season as you can, so that your air conditioner is prepared for the hotter weather. After a tune-up and inspection of your air conditioner, followed by any services your technician may recommend, you might notice a lot of changes—especially if your schedule AC maintenance every year:
- Lower energy bills
- Fewer AC repairs
- A longer air conditioner lifespan
Cool Off Naturally
Want to save more money on air conditioning? Find ways to cool off without relying on your air conditioner alone. Pairing your ceiling fan with the AC system may cut costs, since an air conditioner costs so much less to run. Try not to use the oven during the summer, especially while the sun is out, and wait until nighttime to run large appliances like your clothes dryer. Wear lighter clothes and keep long hair tied up. There are lots of ways to stay cool!