As summer heatwaves roll in, many households rely heavily on air conditioning systems to stay cool and comfortable. However, with this increased usage often comes a surge in energy bills. At King Installation, we believe that staying cool doesn’t have to break the bank.
1. Opt for Energy-Efficient Units
Not all air conditioning units are created equal. Some are far more energy-efficient than others, and at King Installation, we’re always ready to guide you towards the best choice. Look for systems that have a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. The higher the SEER rating, the greater the system’s energy efficiency, and the more you’ll save on your utility bills.
2. Regular Maintenance is Key
Regular maintenance is essential to ensure that your AC system operates at peak efficiency. A poorly maintained system works harder, consumes more energy, and still may not provide the comfort you’re seeking.
Our King Installation experts recommend a maintenance check at least once a year, ideally before the onset of summer. This will ensure that your system is clean, adequately charged with refrigerant and that all components are functioning optimally.
3. Mind Your Thermostat
A smart thermostat can be a game-changer in managing your home’s energy use. It allows you to set different temperatures for various times of the day or different zones of the house. This way, you’re not cooling spaces unnecessarily, especially when they’re unoccupied. Our King Installation team can advise on the best smart thermostats for your specific needs.
4. Seal and Insulate
Improperly sealed windows, doors, or poorly insulated walls and roofs can let cool air escape, forcing your AC system to work harder. By improving home insulation and sealing any leaks, you can keep cool air inside where it belongs. King Installation can help identify and address these common issues during an installation or maintenance visit.
5. Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can complement your AC system and make your home feel cooler. They circulate the cool air pumped out by the AC, allowing you to set the thermostat a few degrees higher without sacrificing comfort. Remember, fans cool people, not rooms. So, turn them off when the room is unoccupied to save energy.
6. Install Window Treatments
Window treatments like blinds, shades, or curtains can significantly reduce the amount of heat entering your home, especially on the sunny side. This lessens the burden on your AC system, leading to lower energy consumption.
While these tips can help increase your AC’s energy efficiency, they are not a substitute for a professional assessment of your system. If you’re looking for expert guidance, our team at King Installation is always ready to help. We’re not just experts in installation, we’re also dedicated to ensuring that your AC system is as energy-efficient as possible, saving you money and helping protect our planet.
Are you ready to maximize your air conditioning system’s energy efficiency? Let our team at King Installation show you how. With our top-tier customer service and years of expertise, we’re committed to bringing you the perfect blend of comfort, efficiency, and savings. Contact us today for your AC installation and maintenance needs. You can trust us to keep you cool all summer long.