Memorial Day has come and gone, the kids are out of school and the temperatures are beginning to soar. It’s Arizona in the summer, and you know what that means – sky-high air conditioning bills. But, what if you had a few strategies in your back pocket to save you on your monthly utility bill? At Chandler Air, we know the ins and outs of air conditioning and have learned a few tricks of the trade. Here’s what you can do to save a few dollars and still stay cool throughout the season.
Clean or change your air filter once a month
Your HVAC system’s air filter becomes clogged over time with dirt, dust and debris. This makes it less efficient at lowering your indoor temperatures. By ensuring you have clean air filters, you can reduce your energy consumption by 15 percent. Make it a habit to clean or replace your filters every 30 days.
Check the drainage line
Your air conditioner removes moisture via a small drainpipe that can get blocked with debris over time. When this happens, the unit cannot effectively reduce indoor humidity, reducing the efficiency of your system. Since it’s early in the season, take the time to check the line to see if it’s clogged. If so, it can be cleared easily with a shop vac, or you can call the team at Chandler Air to help you with this.
Remove vegetation and debris around your AC unit
Another simple but effective way to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner is to inspect it twice a month for obstructions around it. Remove any loose vegetation or debris to promote air flow.
Install a smart thermostat
By making the switch to a smart thermostat, you can expect to save about 15% on your cooling costs. Not only will you be maximizing your energy savings, you’ll also find that it keeps your home more comfortable throughout the days and evenings.
Use ceiling fans
Air conditioning and ceiling fans work together to keep your home cool and to save you money. In fact, the use of a ceiling fan to circulate air enables you to raise the thermostat setting by about four degrees without any sacrifice in comfort.
Need help with your air conditioning? Don’t hesitate to call the experts at Chandler Air.