In a perfect world, you would always have the most efficient cooling system on the market. Unfortunately, that would require getting a new system every couple of years. You can’t always have the newest, shiniest system, but that doesn’t mean yours can’t operate at max efficiency. There are a few simple things you can do to help your system running at its best.
The first step in improving your systems efficiency is to have your system regularly maintained. When you sign up for our maintenance agreements, you automatically receive two maintenance visits a year. It’s an easy way to ensure your system is kept up and running without having to remember when you last had someone check it out. You also receive discounts on any services needed. A monthly maintenance tasks you can easily take on yourself is changing your air filter.
Aside from maintenance, cleaning may be the most important way to keep your system clear of blockages. Externally, make sure your registers are clear of furniture and wall hangings so the maximum amount of air can get through. The next step is to clean your ductwork of dust, insulation, and other particles. This will increase your systems air flow and raise your air quality. You will also want to ensure there is no debris on your outdoor condenser unit.
The way your home is set up can also affect efficiency. First and foremost, keep heat producing appliances like lamps away from your thermostat. You may also want to avoid using the dryer, oven, or other hot appliances during peak temperature hours. This will help your home maintained the proper temperature overall. Other tip for increasing efficiency is to use natural light to your advantage. Allow open curtains to heat your home or close them to keep heat out. And don’t be afraid to turn your unit off and enjoy mild temperatures as they come.
Increasing your air conditioner’s efficiency can give you significant savings on your energy costs. Implementing the tips above is a great start to becoming more efficient. If you still aren’t happy with your efficiency rating, contact us to learn what a new system has to offer.