Ways to Improve AC Efficiency
Efficient air conditioning systems are what keep us cool and comfortable in our homes when the heat outside reaches unbearable temperatures. If your air conditioning unit is not functioning properly, it can take that comfort away. Below are some tips for improving your air conditioning system’s efficiency so that you can stay cool and comfortable in your home.
Programmable thermostats allow you to program the temperature in your home throughout the day. This means that you could set the air conditioning system to maintain one temperature throughout the day while you are at work, so it can take a break from working if no one is there to enjoy it. Programming your thermostat according to your day saves energy and as a result, does not require your air conditioning system to work as hard.
Routine maintenance is another way to improve your air conditioning system’s efficiency. When your system is regularly checked by a professional technician like Brinson and Sons, the technician can detect any concerns or issues that need to be repaired before they turn into larger problems. Without a routine maintenance check, a small issue could turn into a big one and cost your system a lot of wasted energy and cost you money in the long run.
Air conditioning systems have to work harder to keep your home cool when the air inside the home isn’t cooling off. If you have leaky windows, doors, crawl spaces, or attics you should fill the leaks with insulation or caulk to eliminate the air from seeping out. This small step can save your air conditioning system a great deal of energy and keep it working efficiently for years to come. If you are unsure if you have leaks in your home, a technician can perform an assessment to determine if you have any leaks.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Changing your air filters on a routine basis is an easy way to improve your air conditioning system’s efficiency. It will depend on the size and type of system you have, as well as the type of air filter you use to determine how often they will need to be replaced. Speak to your technician to get advice on how often to change the filter. Keeping your filter clean of dirt and debris will allow your system to circulate the air through the filter with ease.