3 Tips to Improve AC Efficiency
- AC, AC Maintenance, Air Conditioner Tips, Energy Efficiency, Fahrhall, Home Comfort, Windsor
Every summer Canadians are faced with the dilemma of paying expensive bills or being cool and comfortable. This summer don’t break the bank, or a sweat, by following these simple steps to improve AC efficiency.
Keep It Clean
First things first, you can’t expect peak performance from your cooling system if it constantly has to fight dust and blockages. The most common detriment to AC efficiency is a dirty furnace filter and blocked ducts. Furnace filters can be easily changed and the minor cost is nothing compared to the money you can save by allowing air to flow freely. You should change your filters at least every 90 days and even more frequently if you have pets. Getting your ducts cleaned is another easy way to increase airflow, but you should leave this process to properly equipped professionals.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Another great way to reduce energy bills and increase air conditioner efficiency is to avoid overworking the unit. Programmable thermostats are inexpensive and allow you to program your cooling system to shut off while you’re away and gradually turn back on before you return. Creating a cooling schedule reduces the stress on your air conditioner because it allows the unit to slowly decrease the temperature instead of pushing it to quickly cool the entire home. You can also program your AC not to run at night, when it’s cooler, which gives the system a much-needed break.
Book Annual Cooling Service
The best way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your money, and your air conditioning unit, is to book your annual maintenance at the start of every season. That being said, it’s never too late to book your yearly service and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner with a tune-up. Signing up for a protection plan is the easiest way to stay on top of all of your HVAC service needs.
Spending the money to take care of your cooling system ensures it can take care of you throughout the scorching summer, without unnecessarily high bills.
The home comfort specialists at Fahrhall have been servicing the Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex regions for over 50 years. Our team of certified technicians has the expertise to handle all of your heating and cooling needs.