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Save Energy: Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning System

Save Energy: Get the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning System

Sweet relief lies behind the door to an air conditioned room after a day by the pool or working out in the yard. Your AC unit works hard to keep you cool during the summer, and that Xcel bill shows it. Twin City residents, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for savings. The professional team at Minneapolis Saint Paul Plumbing, Heating & Air wants you to get the most out of your air conditioning system with a few energy-saving tips.

Size matters. Whether you’re interested in a room air conditioner or a central air-conditioning system, you need an appropriately-sized unit and bigger doesn’t always mean better. Oversized air conditioning units will run until it hits a set temperature without a chance to adequately circulate or dehumidify the air, giving the room a “sticky” feeling.

Manage your temperature. Save money by minimizing the temperature differences between indoor and outdoor as much as possible. Set your unit to the highest comfortable temperature.

Supplement with a fan. Adding a fan into the equation allows you to raise your thermostat or AC unit temperature by about 4 degrees without losing that level of comfort.

Monitor the area. Avoid placing appliances that let off heat such as lamps near your thermostat or AC unit. Otherwise, your unit doesn’t have an accurate gage of the temperature in your home.

Switch to auto mode for automatic savings. Auto mode on the fan setting ensures that the system’s fan shuts off at the same time as the compressor, eliminating excessive usage. Fans help circulate the cooler air throughout your home.

While temperatures may not reach blistering highs in the Twin Cities area, they can still cause our energy bill to hit all-time highs. Let’s enjoy the summer without Xcel bills on our mind. Schedule a free in-home estimate and meet with one of our professional comfort specialists to discuss the best options for you. Contact us at (651) 228-9200. 

Categories: Air Conditioning | Home Efficiency