We are approaching the middle of August, and in many other parts of the country that means that homeowners are already looking forward to coming cooler temperatures of fall. Here in Arizona, of course, there is really no such respite in the forecast. There is plenty more heat to come, and that means that it is not too late for some more helpful air conditioning tips! Today, we want to help you understand how you can scale back on your cooling costs — without having to replace that old AC entirely.
Even the most high-efficiency air conditioning systems are going to cost some money to run, obviously. No matter how efficient your air conditioner may be, there are likely still ways in which to roll back your energy costs a bit more. Considering just how much we run our air conditioning systems in Tucson, AZ, pretty much throughout the year, it only makes sense to ensure that you are able to enjoy the greatest efficiency possible from yours.
Energy Efficiency Services
Let’s start off with one of the more involved ways in which you may choose to improve efficiency in your home. You can schedule a number of different energy efficiency services with our team. What many homeowners fail to realize is the fact that there are a lot of different issues that are not directly related to the AC which can nonetheless drag down cooling efficiency.
Leaky ductwork, subpar insulation, and air leaks throughout the house can all allow for unwanted heat transfer throughout the house and via ductwork. Services such as a blower door test, insulation upgrades, and duct sealing can help to cut down on the leaks and inefficiencies that leave you overpaying to cool your home.
Another great way in which to seriously improve cooling efficiency is by making a relatively minor upgrade to your home cooling system — investing in a new thermostat. This is especially pertinent if you have an old dial or slide type of thermostat. Simply upgrading to a basic digital model can help you to more accurately regulate the operation of your AC, which can help you to reign in cooling costs a bit.
Of course, using a programmable model or even a smart thermostat can further optimize your energy savings. Just remember that older systems may not be compatible with the latest in thermostat technology. Work with us to guarantee that you have the right equipment in place.
Blocking Light, Letting in Cooler Air, and More
Sometimes, the simplest ways are among the best ways. When you leave the house in the morning, draw light blocking curtains tightly closed. Simply cutting off the sun from your living space can eliminate considerable heat gain. If a day cools down significantly once the sun is gone, go ahead and throw the windows open. This helps to ventilate the house and you can trap the cooler air in by shutting the windows early in the morning. Saving energy doesn’t have to be complicated!
Contact Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson with any questions that you may have. G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.