The heat of summer may not be quite as devastating here as it is in certain other parts of the country, but it still gets very hot during the summer months. That is why it is so important that you have a dependable air conditioning system in your home. Of course, even a very dependable AC isn’t going to do you very much good if high cooling costs have you too frightened to lower the thermostat. Investing in a new, high-efficiency air conditioner is a great way to cut cooling costs, but it is not always a feasible solution. If you want to cool your home more efficiently without replacing your AC, consider these tips for more efficient air conditioning from the pros at Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC.
One of the most effective ways in which to boost your air conditioning efficiency levels is to invest in a programmable thermostat if you do not have one. You may have been told at some point that the most efficient way in which to cool your home is to set your thermostat and to not touch it again. This is, in fact, a myth. With a programmable thermostat, you can cool your home moderately throughout the day, ensuring that it doesn’t get too hot. Then, shortly before your arrival home, your AC will bring temperatures down further. This helps you to live comfortably during the hottest time of the year with greater convenience, as well as improved efficiency.
Also, if you have ceiling fans in your home, make sure that you use them. It is true that ceiling fans do not actually cool the air in the way that an air conditioner does. However, they do help to circulate the air cooled by your AC throughout your home, preventing heat, which naturally rises, from keeping it near the ground. They use much less energy than an AC, and can really make a difference in allowing you to raise the thermostat a bit to reduce cooling costs.
Finally, consider scheduling professional duct sealing if you use air ducts in order to distribute air throughout your home. You may find that your air ducts are allowing for air leaks, dragging down the efficiency with which your air conditioning operates. Call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC today at (860) 283-0316 for more details. Servicing the following towns in Connecticut: Waterbury, Bristol, Torrington and the surrounding areas.