Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Thousand Oaks11/12/2015Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Thousand Oaks, most people will start really thinking about not using your air conditioner as much for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this time of year, consider these simple fixes: Easy Fixes Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your air conditioner, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees warmer than usual is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees warmer can do for your energy expenses. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical. Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep cool air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping. Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new air conditioner, give the experts at Air Max HVAC Inc a call at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment with us online.