Spring has sprung, which means warmer—OK, scorching—temperatures are just around the corner. So, if you haven’t already turned your air conditioner on this season, you’re sure to soon.

Are you dreading how much you’ll have to pay to keep the inside of your home cool and comfortable, regardless of the temperature outside? While we can’t do much about the weather, we can pass along some tips for helping your air conditioner operate more efficiently, which could end up saving you a decent chunk of change.

Tip #1: Bring in the Professionals                               

Why is this the first tip? The reality is that no one will understand how your HVAC system works quite like one of the professional staff members at Altman’s Cooling & Heating. Not only can we help you identify and solve any problems, but our professional tune-ups will also help ensure everything’s operating optimally, so you don’t pay too much for your comfort.

Tip #2: Turn It Down

Even if your HVAC system is operating optimally, you can help it operate up to 8% more efficiently for every degree above 78 you set on your thermostat. Obviously, you’ll have to balance your comfort to your savings, but this method can offer a solid bang for your buck.

Tip #3: A Little Prevention Can Go a Long Way

Speaking of thermostats, keep as much heat away from them as you can, which can cause your HVAC system to run unnecessarily. This includes lamps and lights, as well as televisions and other electronics.

Also, don’t forget to check your filter, which can become clogged with dirt and other debris with regular use. If left unattended, this could damage your expensive system, so be sure to replace it once per month when air conditioning your home, and every four to six weeks during colder months.

Is Your Air Conditioner Operating Inefficiently?

If so, it’s time to call in the professionals at Altman’s Cooling & Heating: simply make your appointment today by calling 321-300-1407. We’ll be there as fast as possible and will help make sure your HVAC system is running at its peak, just in time for summer!