Tips to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency in Winchester11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Winchester, most homeowners will start seriously 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 check book. Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this year, consider these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help boost 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 high. Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees warmer than normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees warmer can do for your energy costs. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home warmer when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical. Weatherstripping: no matter 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping. Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new air conditioner, give the pros at Thornberry Bros Inc a call at 859-745-1564 or arrange an appointment with us online.