Tips To Increase Air Conditioner Efficiency
With summer approaching and the heat waves coming, taking steps to ensure your air conditioner’s efficiency is going to save you money, time, and keep you more comfortable. Many people are not versed on basic air conditioner care, which is important for proper cooling. To help you out, here are some important tips to consider and use when trying to help your air conditioner out.
Have It Serviced
If your air conditioner hasn’t been serviced in a while, has been collection cobwebs and dust all winter, or doesn’t seem to be running at full capacity, it is a good idea to have it serviced. Call in the professionals to check out the machine. They will make sure that all the parts are working properly, check coolant levels, and other necessary service items to ensure a cool and efficient summer ahead.
Clean It Up
Cleaning out the filters that your machine uses is a very important step to keep things working their best. Remember to clean out or check your filter at least every month or so. Doing this will increase your air conditioner's efficiency and make sure to keep your home, and you, cool. Do your best to clean up the coils on your air conditioner as well. Dirty coils have been noted to reduce a unit’s performance by up to ten percent. Consult your owner’s manual before doing any cleaning and always turn on the power before washing.
Don’t Make It Work Harder Than It Has To
Cooling your house is a big job. If you had a professional properly instal your unit, it is the correct size and power for cooling your square footage, but that doesn’t mean your unit needs to work harder to keep the house comfortable. Do your best to make sure that the outside part of your unit is shaded to reduce how hard it has to work to stay cool and do its job. This can increase your unit’s efficiency up to ten percent.
Make Use Of Blinds Or Drapes
Using drapes or blinds that stop sun and heat from entering into windows that receive the brunt of the day’s sunlight can help keep your house cooler and prevent your air conditioner from having to compete with added heat and energy being taken in through the windows.
These tips are all simple but can help your air conditioning unit to be more efficient, save power and money, and keep you more comfortable this summer. Call us today and let us help you prepare for the summer heat!