You can keep your family comfortable, help the environment, and reduce your air conditioning costs by making a few simple changes. Since you won’t have to use your HVAC system as often, it’ll last longer and you’ll save money on expensive repairs. You can save on your monthly AC bill in Jackson, Mississippi, by moving furniture, replacing old light bulbs and adjusting your thermostat.
Carpeting and furniture can block your air conditioner’s air registers and lead to warm, stuffy areas in your home in summer. Keep dust, dirt, and debris like leaves and grass clippings away from your vents and your outdoor unit. Vents should have several inches of space around them for optimal airflow. Your outdoor unit should have at least 3 feet of clear space around it.
Replace Old Light Bulbs
Old incandescent or halogen light bulbs produce about three times as much heat and use more energy than more modern lights. Replace old light bulbs with LED or CFL lights. They’re more efficient, and many are brighter than older models. Most CFL or compact fluorescent bulbs look similar to glass coils or tubes instead of traditional light bulbs. But many LED bulbs look just like older models.
Adjust Your Thermostat
When you go to bed or leave for work, turn your thermostat up a few degrees to save energy. After you wake up or return home, turn the temperature down again.
If you don’t want to remember to change the settings on your thermostat every day, install a programmable model. You can set it to adjust your home’s temperature automatically. You can also choose a smart thermostat that can learn your routine over time.
Dent Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 60 years of experience. We can help you install, fix, and maintain a variety of heating and air conditioning equipment. Call us anytime at 601-912-0535 for outstanding service.
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