Homeowners are becoming more environmentally conscious. As a result, they’re searching for ways to consume less energy to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Since your air conditioning system accounts for about 50 percent of your household’s energy usage, it’s the perfect place to start. Despite what you may assume, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save the planet. Read on to learn more about reducing your home’s carbon footprint.

Change the AC Filter Regularly

Your AC system likes to blow conditioned air out without worrying about blockages. If the filter in your air conditioner clogs with debris, it’ll strain the system and cause it to work harder. That extra strain won’t only drive up energy consumption and costs. It’ll also increase the risk of requiring an emergency repair because of an unexpected breakdown. You should aim to change your AC filter every 30 to 90 days to prevent energy waste and to save money.

Use Your Ceiling Fans Properly

Your ceiling fans don’t generate cold air. But when you use them correctly, they can create a wind-chill effect that reduces your reliance on your air conditioner. Make sure your ceiling fans rotate in a counterclockwise direction. As a result, they’ll make the room feel up to 8 degrees cooler and help you save up to 20 percent on cooling costs.

Schedule AC Maintenance Annually

Air conditioners in Florida’s homes work hard to provide cold air that assures comfort. You must take care of your AC system so that it can take care of you. The best way to do so is by scheduling air conditioner maintenance annually. By doing so, you’ll ensure your air conditioning system is operating at peak efficiency all year long.

Do you want to maintain comfort and save money while reducing your home’s carbon footprint? Contact North County Cooling Inc. at 561-288-2063 to learn more about optimizing your air conditioning system for efficiency.

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