Staying cool during the Summer shouldn’t break the bank. Alamo Austin Air wants to give you 5 ways to get the most out of your central air conditioner unit.
Ensure a Proper Seal on Your Central Air Conditioner
Make sure your windows and doorways are properly sealed in order to eliminate gaps that could allow cool air to escape you home. AC units are also prone to leakage. Be sure to inspect ducts and seal any cracks or holes that may appear. Proper insulation is also a great tool in improving the efficiency of your central air conditioner.
The temperature in your home can fluctuate depending on the number of people inside or the amount of appliances in use. Using appliances like ovens, dryers, stovetops and dishwashers on a hot day can make your air conditioner work overtime. Saving these activities for early morning or sundown, when lower temperature can help maintain efficiency.
Proper use of ceiling and other circulation fan can help disperse cool air more efficiently. Potentially allowing you to raise your thermostat a few degrees and still feel comfortable. Allowing your fans to help your central air conditioner, you can help improve the lifetime of your until and see lower electricity cost (as long as you remember to turn your fans off when not needed).
Clean Your Unit
Don’t forget to dust your unit off from time to time. A quick walk around of your air conditioner may only take a few minutes but can save you big $$$. Trim branches and bushes that could impede airflow, and think about investing in shade for your unit, like a tree or awning.
Maintaining Your Central Air Conditioner
Proper care for your equipment, is the most important step in ensuring you’re getting the most out of your central air conditioner. Dirty AC filters block airflow and make units work harder to cool your home. Replacing and/or cleaning filters once per month can lower an AC’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
Your AC will work best with a little help from a licensed HVAC technician. Yearly tune ups and cleanings are essential to ensure the health of your unit.
Alamo Austin Air Conditioning & Heating is dedicated to providing quality air conditioning and heating service, repair, and installation to customers of all sizes.