The US Department of Energy says that AC can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At Kimbro Air we take energy efficiency seriously.
Here is some ways you can save on air conditioning energy costs as well as tips on how to stay cool and use your air conditioner less. In Tennessee we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your monthly bill.
Don’t run your AC when you aren’t home.
The easiest and quickest way to save money is not to use your air conditioning when you don’t need it or aren’t at home.
Turn up the temperature
When you are home, turn your AC up a few degrees. If you are comfortable at 68 degrees, turn it up to 70, and turn it up at night. Just doing these two things can save you 5%-15% on your monthly bill. Supplement the warmer temperature by making use of ceiling fans and bed fans. Air circulation is a huge factor is keeping cool. Our bodies have their own evaporative cooling system (its call sweat) and utilizing fans to keep air circulating helps us use this to stay cool.
Regular air conditioner maintenance is suggested to keep your unit running as efficiently as possible. We recommend a full tune up at least once a season but there are a few things you can do yourself. Check, clean and/or replace your air filter. Air flow is so important for efficient AC function and a dirty or clogged air filter is the prime suspect when a unit is using to much energy.
Utilize the shade
Keeping your condenser shaded and cool can save you up to 10% on your bill. Check the condenser for debris and growth and clear away any that is covering the coils. Keeping the coils exposed is important for air flow and you should clean the coils at the beginning of each season.
If you need to service your air conditioner or need advice on how to cut your energy costs please call us or request service online. We want to keep you comfortable and help you save money.
If you are in Hendersonville, Nashville or the surrounding communities, please call the air conditioning experts at Kimbro Air or request service online. If you are not sure if you are covered by us, visit our service area page or call our office to find out what we can do for you.