The best thing about air conditioning is how it keeps you cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. The worst thing is how much it can cost to operate. According to Energy Star, the average American household spends $2,000 a year on energy bills. Here are some simple steps you can take that will save money by making your air conditioner more efficient. Here in Colorado and Wyoming, air conditioning is more than a luxury in the heat of summer. Rheem Pro Partner is pleased to share these tips to help you keep your cool!
1. Close the blinds and curtains
2. Clean or replace the air filter regularly
3. Get an annual check-up
4. Use a programmable or smart thermostat
5. Use fans to promote better air flow
6. Increase the temperature
An air conditioner will run at optimal performance at 78 degrees — cool enough for you to feel comfortable, but not so low that your air conditioner has to work overtime.