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Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

Keeping our homes cool and comfortable throughout the long, hot days of summer is a goal that most homeowners share in common. With energy costs being as high as they are, though, pursuing this goal can be an expensive endeavor. Do not let high air conditioning bills dissuade you from maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home, though. Here are a few efficiency boosting tips from the Riverside, CA air conditioning technicians on the Avis Air team. Feel free to call with any questions you may have.

The important thing to remember is that you do not need to invest in a brand new air conditioning system to get a more efficient performance during the heating season. There are many much more affordable options to pursue. One is to simply drop by your local hardware store and purchase some weather stripping and shrink wrapping materials. Heat naturally tries to transfer to cooler areas, seeking to even out temperatures. By keeping your home sealed up tighter, you can prevent heat from working its way into your home.

Use the weather stripping to seal the gaps between your doors and their frames. The shrink wrapping or plastic sheeting can be used to prevent hot air form getting in through drafty windows.  By addressing these common trouble areas, you can take some of the pressure off of your air conditioning system.

Another thing to keep in mind is that your ceiling fans should be used in conjunction with your air conditioner, not in place of. While it is true that your ceiling fans will not actually cool the air, they will help to circulate it throughout your home. This allows the cooled air produced by your air conditioner to evenly cool your home throughout, boosting comfort and making it easier to cool your entire home. Any time you can make adjustments to reduce the strain on your AC, you are going to boost efficiency and trim some of your cooling costs.

Of course, the best way to maintain the efficient operation of your air conditioning system is with routine Riverside, CA air conditioning maintenance service. Contact Avis Air for more information. We can help you cool your home more efficiently so that you can enjoy the comfort we believe all of our customers deserve.

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