According to Goettl Air Conditioning, a Southwestern US air conditioning company, most people can take it upon themselves to follow some simple steps to improve the efficiency of their air conditioning in the summer. According to NorCal News, this can lead to substantial savings in their air conditioning bill by simply adhering to some easy-to-follow principles.
Check the area around your outside unit and make sure that it is free of debris and plant growth. If there is debris or plants that are overgrown, the unit will be hampered from its best operational state because of restricted air flow. Take off the cover of the unit (with just a few screws) and use your garden hose to wash the coils as they too collect grass clippings and dirt.
The use of ceiling fans can be a great help in making sure that your air conditioner is operating at its most efficient levels. When ceiling fans are running, even at a slow speed, the cooler air is moved around the room, and the thermostat is less likely to start as the cool air is being recorded by it. According to the US Department of Energy a thermostat can be set at a full four degrees higher and the people in the room will not be uncomfortable.
Having a thermostat that is programmable allows for the setting of certain times when people are not home for the thermostat to reset itself for higher temperatures. Some thermostats can sense when no one is at home and will reset automatically. This uses less power when you are away which adds up in savings.
Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1938 and has locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Southern California. One if the favorites services of customers are the Goettl Maintenance program. This offers members a free checkup annually for their heating and air systems, emergency coverage, and discounted services and parts. For more info, visit goettlshdm.com.