Your air conditioning system requires a lot of energy. Because of this, you are probably looking for ways to reduce the amount of time it runs every day. Here are several energy saving tips to help stay cool and keep costs down.

Turn Your Thermostat Up

The lower you set your thermostat, the less your air conditioner will need to work. Even turning your thermostat up one or two degrees can help you save energy. Turn your thermostat up before you leave for work or before you go to sleep so you won’t notice a difference.

Replace Your Air Filters

Clean air filters are an important part to your air conditioner running efficiently. This is why it’s necessary that your air filters are clean. Many homeowners replace them about once a month.

Use Fans

Fans will help air move in your home. Ceiling fans are especially beneficial. They help circulate air and help a room feel 4 degrees cooler. If you don’t have ceiling fans in your home, you might want to consider installing one in a few rooms that you are having difficulty keeping cool.

Routine Maintenance

Your HVAC system should be tuned-up at least once a year to ensure it is working at peak efficiency. This will help prevent breakdowns and curb energy costs.With the summer months upon us, now is the time to have your air conditioner maintained. Give Rusk Heating & Cooling a call today to schedule an appointment. Don’t risk your air conditioner malfunctioning during the hot summer months because you put off regular maintenance.