If you’ve called Stuart, Florida, home for long, you know that an air conditioner is essential for keeping cool all year round. Running your cooling system constantly isn’t always great for the environment, but you can give the earth a break by making a few simple eco-friendly changes to your habits. From using a dehumidifier to setting the thermostat, follow these four steps to make sure your air conditioner runs efficiently.

Schedule an Annual Tune-up

For optimal efficiency, put an annual HVAC tun-eup at the top of your to-do list. At Krauss & Crane, we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance for your heating and cooling system at least once a year. During a typical tune-up, our maintenance technicians will do everything from checking the wiring and replacing the filter to cleaning built-up dirt and recalibrating the system.

Keep Excess Heat Outdoors

As a Florida resident, you might think it’s impossible to keep the heat outside where it belongs, but it’s easier than you think. Keep the curtains closed while the air conditioner runs, especially when direct sunlight hits. You’ll help your cooling system run more efficiently, and you’ll stay more comfortable, too.

Set the Thermostat and Forget It

Try not to give in to the temptation to adjust the thermostat throughout the day. Invest in a smart thermostat, and set the daytime temperature to 76 or 78 degrees. Program the temperature to increase by 10 degrees overnight so you don’t have to give efficiency a second thought.

Whether you need a new programmable thermostat or you’re overdue for an annual tuneup, the Krauss & Crane team is at your service. Call your local air conditioning experts for all your cooling needs: 772-318-4992.

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