Air conditioners are a luxury. There are many people and places in the world that do not have the benefits of air conditioning. Although we should consider ourselves lucky, most people who have air conditioning begin to complain once the bills begin to pile up. The price of a new air conditioning unit tends to be highly affected by its efficiency.
However, simply buying the latest and greatest unit based on SEER ratings isn’t enough. You’ll need to practice regular maintenance to keep your unit operating at the highest level of efficiency possible year after year. Air conditioner efficiency can be promoted by following a few simple steps brought to you by the AC repair pros at Service Tech, Inc. Keep reading to learn more:
One of the simplest ways to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner is to replace the filter. You should do this at the beginning of the summer and every month after. Some filters can even be cleaned. Simply, wipe it down in a sink with a damp cloth and let it dry completely before reinserting it.
End of Season Care
Don’t just forget your air conditioner once the cooling season is over. After the last time you use your air conditioner during a season, run only the fan for several hours. This will prolong the life of the mechanism and protect it from any damage moisture might cause. Running the fan on a clear day increases the effectiveness of this care method.
Be sure to keep your thermostat in an open area. Preferably, there should be no direct sunlight on the thermostat. It should also not sit near any electrical equipment. Electrical equipment produces heat that can fool a thermostat into thinking your home is warmer than it really is. This will make your air conditioner work harder than it should.
If there are rooms in your home that are unused, keep the doors and vents closed to those rooms. This prevents your air conditioner from cooling a larger area than it needs. Closing off unused rooms also benefits the rooms that you do use. These rooms will cool much quicker than they would if the doors and vents were open to the unused rooms. The less time it takes your air conditioner to cool your home, the less money you will spend on your utility bill.
There are many reasons to promote and protect the efficiency of your air conditioner. Using less energy is good for your pocketbook and great for the earth. The less electricity you use, the less coal is burned. Burning coal is one of the causes of global warming. Your steps to promote the efficiency of your air conditioner help to save the world and your checking account.
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