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How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Your air conditioner is called upon to perform every day during our hot Westchester, NY summers. We usually have to pay extra in monthly bills to cover the additional work required by the high temperatures. But that can blind us to the fact that we may be paying too much sometimes. You can take steps to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency that could do wonders for the bottom line. Here’s a quick list of some of them for you to consider.

  • Consider a Dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers pull excess moisture out of the air, removing that gross manky feeling from your home, and helping your body feel cooler. That makes it easier for your air conditioner to do its job and will lower your bills accordingly.
  • Install a Zone Control System. Zone controls divide your home into different areas, usually by room. It allows you to lower the temperature in each room individually, or even turn off the air in rooms you aren’t using. That level of precise control means you can stay comfortable without having to cool down the whole house.
  • Program Your Thermostats. New thermostats often offer smart programming, which analyzes your cooling habits and makes adjustments to the temperature to save you money. On a more basic front, use your thermostat’s programming feature to cut down on AC usage, such as setting the air conditioner to turn on 15 minutes before you arrive home instead of running to an empty house all day.
  • Install Weather Stripping. Weather stripping is cheap and readily available at any hardware store or home improvement store. By using it to seal cracks around your doors and windows, you can reduce the amount of conditioned air leaking out of your home and improve your air conditioner’s efficiency.

Call Yost and Campbell Heating, Cooling and Generators for air conditioning service.

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