As temperatures climb, you rely on your air conditioner to keep you comfortable. Your cooling system is one of your home's biggest energy expenses. That's why it's important to make sure you're getting the best performance from your air conditioner. Read on to learn how to improve your air conditioner's performance this summer.
Keep Vents Clear
Make sure your indoor supply vents aren't blocked by furniture, curtains, or toys. All of the vents in your home should be open and clear. Vacuum and dust around the vents to help keep them clean and maintain airflow.
Keep Windows Covered
When direct sunlight hits your windows, your home will heat up quickly. Your air conditioner will work hard to keep you cool. Closing your curtains and blinds during the day will reduce the amount of heat entering your home, which will reduce the strain on your cooling system.
Turn Up the Thermostat
Adjusting your thermostat by a few degrees can save energy and reduce your cooling bills up to 10 percent. A programmable thermostat lets you set the temperature on a pre-set schedule. You can raise the temperature when you are away from home, then lower it shortly before you arrive. With a smart thermostat, you can even adjust the temperature from your smartphone.
Change Your Air Filter
A clogged air filter can interfere with airflow and lower the performance of your air conditioner. Changing your air filters regularly will ensure your A/C keeps running efficiently. Replacing the air filters will also help to improve your indoor air quality. Most air filters should be replaced once per month.
Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance
Regular maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure you're getting the best performance from your air conditioner. A properly maintained cooling system lasts longer, works more efficiently, and saves you money on your cooling costs.
Contact us to learn more about the air conditioning maintenance services we offer.