Especially during the peak months when the family depends in it to keep it cool, the air conditioner is a necessity in the summer. The unit should handle controlling the hot temperatures with the properly sized equipment and with the A/C system well maintained and cared for. There are some things you can do that will sustain the longevity the system and efficiency to help reduce the strain the system, maintain energy use, and minimize the need for repairs, however. A few tips so you can do to reduce the strain your air conditioning system is what we at Steve’s Heating & Air would like to list today.
Clean or Replace Air Filter
The air conditioning system is strained when a clogged filter prevents proper air flow. You can prevent the overloaded filter from straining the system by checking on them once a month and replacing them accordingly, this strain creates breakdowns and energy cost increase.
Minimize the Production of Heat in Household
Equally contributing to the workload of your cooling system are small changes. During the hours when the sun shines through, close the blinds on the windows. At the hottest part of the day, avoid activities that generate indoor heat like showering, running the dishwasher, cooking, or dryer if possible.
Raise Insulation in Attic & Walls
To trim the strain down on your AC system, consider updating the insulation in your home. Even garage doors can contribute to the cause, unfinished attic space and walls should be properly insulated. In order to keep the warm outdoor out and the cool air in, ensure the weather stripping around the doors and windows are in optimal condition and provide the sealing needed as well.
Set Thermostat to Most Efficient Temperature
Modify the thermostat whenever the home is empty for more than 2 hours and when everyone is asleep. Turn the temperature up 5-8 degrees so it isn’t running as cool, there is no need to keep the air conditioner running when everyone is out, or at the very least. Be sure to program your thermostat accordingly to take out remembering to do it if you have a routine time when no one is home. It will give your system a break and save you some bucks on the energy costs. Before you get home to assure comfortable temperatures when you walk in, you can program the thermostat to drop the temperature back down just. You do not need the thermostat to run as cool either when you sleep. Also, on your normal scheduled sleeping hours, have it programmed.
Schedule AC Tune Up Maintenance
To ensure the strain your system during operation isn’t extreme, professional services include maintenance, tune-ups, and inspection services which should be done throughout the year. For any signs of deterioration, damage or other potential problems that cause they system to be strained or other worse effects, the refrigerant levels are checked, the ducts are inspected, and the unit is thoroughly evaluated.
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Call Steve’s Heating & Air if you haven’t had your air conditioner tuned up yet. You will want to make sure your cooling system is ready to go in time for the hot summer as the warmer temperatures continue to escalate.