Our air conditioners do yeoman work here in Mesa, AZ: keeping our homes cool and comfortable even as the desert temperatures climb into the triple digits. All that work comes with an expectedly high cost, as your air conditioner takes on a big workload and your monthly utility bills spike accordingly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Beyond common sense techniques to stay cool during the summer, such as hydrating and setting your thermostat a few degrees higher than you normally would, here are 3 ways to ease the burden on your air conditioner, saving you money and reducing the chances of a repair call in the future.
1. Zone Control Systems
Zone controls divide your home into separate sections with a series of valves and seals in your duct system. Each valve can be controlled by its own thermostat, allowing you to set the temperature in each section individually, or turn the air conditioning off in parts of the home you aren’t using. That can cut down on your monthly costs considerably, as well as sparing your air conditioning the strain.
2. A New Thermostat
Thermostats acts as the control center for your air conditioner, and is often undervalued as a means of saving money. Newer models not only allow you to program start and stop times for your system, but many now have apps that let you activate the system remotely via your phone and smart programming that can anticipate your needs and tailor the temperature accordingly.
3. Regular Maintenance Sessions
Maintenance sessions are designed to spot big problems before they start, as well as improve efficiency by cleaning components and tightening loose fittings. In addition to catching potential issues early, it will help your air conditioner do its job with less strain.
For more ways to help your air conditioner waste less energy, call the experts at John’s Refrigeration today.