Tips to Save Energy and Money from ASAP Heating & Air Conditioning

There are ways to save energy and money. In summer, you can enjoy your cool home and reduced energy costs by using these money-saving air conditioning tips. Try some of these cheaper ways to reduce your cooling costs by reducing your need for mechanical air conditioning in the first place.

Perform scheduled maintenance. Your air conditioner will perform better and more efficiently if it is maintained. Before the hottest months of summer hit, have your air conditioner serviced, including having the filter changed.

Insulate your cooled air. Keep drapes or blinds closed during the hot daytime hours, keeping cooled air in and the hot sun out. Improve your insulation and air sealing to prevent heat from entering your home, much the same as you take precautions to prevent cold air from entering your home in the winter.

Programmable thermostat. If your unit has a programmable thermostat , use this device to save energy. Program your unit to only cool your home during times when your family is home and awake, usually during the late afternoon and early evening. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, you may want to invest in one of these energy-saving devices.

Efficient energy products. If you are considering repairs or replacement of your exterior finishes, look for energy products that will help to cut down on heat gain through your roof, paint or siding. Fans can create a lot of comfortable cool air when there isn’t much humidity; they are quite effective, especially ceiling fans, while using much less energy than an air conditioner.

Energy efficient unit. If your air conditioner is 10 or more years old, it will likely be less efficient than almost any unit sold today. Many older units have less than half of the efficiency of new models, so investing in a new HVAC unit can save you money for years to come.

If you are still looking to upgrade or purchase a new air conditioning system for your home, remember that every home has specific requirements. Your local HVAC professional contractor can ensure that you get the most effective and energy efficient air conditioning system and can help you save money off your energy bills.

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