Your first instinct for cooling your home may be to use air conditioning; however, relying on air conditioning alone to keep cool can lead to higher energy bills. A few ways to lower your home’s cooling load include shading your windows and increasing your home’s insulation.
When you need air conditioning, you can improve the efficiency of your cooling equipment and save on energy bills. Consider these basic tips to keep your air conditioning system in shape;
- Regularly replace or clean the air filters.
- Check and clean the evaporator coils annually.
- Sealing and insulating central air ducts.
- Keep cool air from escaping by properly sealing room air conditioners in windows.
If your air conditioner is older, purchasing new high efficiency cooling equipment will help you use substantially less energy. Work with a participating DCSEU HVAC contractor to determine what system is best suited to your home.