This is a perfect time to make certain that you won’t waste money and energy when cooling off this summer. Check out these tips to make your air conditioners and fans more energy-efficient:
- Check the air filter in your heating and cooling system. Clean or replace the filter if it’s dirty, or if it’s been three or more months since you last changed it. This easy chore can help you save energy by improving the unit’s airflow.
- Schedule a pre-season inspection for your air conditioner. A professional can spot potential problems before they become bigger issues and tune your system to help it save energy.
- When you’re out shopping for a new combination ceiling fan and light, find one with an ENERGY STAR label. This could save you more than $15 on your energy bills each year. Also, select the correct size of fan for the room. This chart will help you figure which fan is right for you.
- If you’re planning to purchase a new air conditioning unit, look for one with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). Units with higher SEER numbers are more efficient. Check out this additional information about energy-saving heating and cooling.