In the hot and humid summers, it’s natural for you to want to keep your home as cool as possible, but you also want to balance your comfort with lower energy costs. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can cut down on energy use. The following covers five simple tips for using less energy.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is one of the best ways to help your AC unit use less energy. The thermostat will allow you to program when your unit should turn on and off. This way, you can set your air conditioner only to turn on when you need it. Many programmable thermostats offer the ability to set multiple programs, so you can have specific settings for weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

Change Your Ducting

Ductwork plays a key role in ensuring that the cool air produced by your air conditioner is delivered to all of the rooms in your home. So, if something is wrong with the ductwork, you will have a hard time staying comfortable. General wear and tear can lead to duct leaks, which will drastically reduce the efficiency of your cooling system. Over time, your ductwork can also be affected by dust and debris buildup that can block airflow. If you are experiencing uneven cooling or lack of airflow, you may want to look into ductwork cleaning or replacement services.

Consider AC Replacement

Like all home appliances, your AC will only last for so long. With the proper maintenance and timely repairs, you can expect to get 10 to 15 years out of your central cooling system. If your system is 10+ years old, it may be time to consider a replacement. Older AC units are not very efficient. Investing in a new unit could help you save energy month after month while providing more effective cooling.

Contact Us Today

At Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer a full range of cooling services to help you get the most out of your AC. Our team can install a new thermostat and help you find and install the perfect AC unit for your home. We also offer AC repairs and ac maintenance, as well as a full range of heating services. Contact our team today to set up an appointment for your home in Sonora or the surrounding area.

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