Home air conditioning systems are a wonderful thing, but operating them inefficiently can get pricey both in electrical costs and maintenance—and while extra maintenance work is good for Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, we know that you don’t want to go through that kind of headache! Here are some tips to keep your costs down without breaking a sweat.

Timing is Your Friend: Don’t Blast It When You Don’t Need To

Heating and cooling, especially maintaining an indoor temperature significantly higher or lower than the temperature outside is expensive. There’s no way around that fact, but you can minimize it. While you’re at work or otherwise out and about, the best thing you can do to save money operating your air conditioner is to not run it very hard, if at all.

That doesn’t mean you necessarily have to go home to a sweltering house every day, then crank the AC up as soon as you arrive. With a programmable or smartphone enabled thermostat, you can tell it to run only around the times you expect to be home – you can even set it to start cooling an hour or so before you get home! This way you can enjoy all of the comforts of a home air conditioner without wasting electricity.

Make Sure Your Air Flow is Efficient

Your home’s air conditioning system will never cover every square inch of your home evenly, even with a Paschal system – some places are just hard for air to reach. Poor air flow can reduce your air conditioning’s efficiency more than you’d think, especially if you sit in a particularly warm or cold spot you might be convinced to turn up your AC more than you need to! Make sure that air flows as directly as it can to areas where you’ll be spending most of your time.

Get in Touch with Us to Help You Maintain Your System

Making sure nothing leaks, that all your devices are working properly, and checking up on them regularly, can save you loads of money as much by preventing downtime and expensive repairs as it does by maximizing efficiency. Planning regular maintenance and checkups with Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal is your best bet against paying more later. If you haven’t had a visit in a while, set up an appointment with us and we’ll make sure that your air conditioner system works at its best.