Living in the Phoenix area means running your air conditioner most months out of the year. It's just a fact of life. And during the summer months, you are likely to have to run it from sun up to sun down, if not longer. That can really send your energy bills soaring, but there are some ways you can make your air conditioner run more efficiently and save on your cooling bills.
Change your filter
Not only does your air conditioner filter function as a way to ensure the air being pumped through your home is clean to breathe, it also helps with how efficiently your AC works. The dirtier your filter is, the harder your AC unit will have to work to pump cool air through your home. Changing your filter when necessary, which can be anywhere from once a year to after every season, will help to make your air conditioner operate at peak efficiency and keep your cooling bills as low as possible.
Install a smart thermostat
Doing a better job of regulating the temperature in your home will help your air conditioner work more efficiently, and one of the ways to do that is to install a smart thermostat. Not only are these thermostats programmable, but they also are controllable from a smartphone. That allows you to raise or lower the temperature in your home from work or somewhere else if you need to. Having such extensive control can prevent you from running your air conditioner when you don't need to.
Have regular service done
Just as your car needs tuneups periodically to function at its best, your air conditioner needs service from a professional technician to operate at highest efficiency. You should have service done once a year. Not only will an AC Unit technician make tweaks and adjustments to keep your AC running at peak efficiency, he also can identify problems and fix them before they lead to a breakdown.
If you need air conditioner service, need a smart thermostat installed or need an estimate on a new air conditioning unit, call Arizona Refrigeration Service.