Air Conditioning Tips
Your air conditioning system is depended on to keep your home comfortable during the warm summer months. There are many factors that can help keep it running efficiently, but also factors that can prevent it from running at its best. Here are some helpful air conditioning tips to ensure that you are getting the most out of your air conditioning system.
Change Your Filters
A simple, yet essential tip to ensure your AC system will smoothly run throughout the warm summer months is to make sure you are changing your dirty filters. A dirty filter will restrict the airflow and can not only cause high energy bills but add a lot of wear to your system. Not sure when to change your filters, then click here to view our article on when to change your filter.
This air conditioning tip is an easy way to save a few extra dollars and help your system from overworking. By making a minimal temperature change to your thermostat, it can be very beneficial. If your thermostat is set it 72⁰, try to set it to 73⁰ or even 74⁰. By increasing the temperature just a few degrees you’ll be able to help lower the energy used, giving your system a much needed break. If you have a programmable thermostat, you save even more. A programmable thermostat lets you set a schedule, so while you’re away from your home you can increase the temperature, and by the time you return it can be scheduled to be your desired temperature. If you’re interested in a new thermostat you can contact our office today for more information.
Replace your Older System
This might not be the cheapest of the air conditioning tips, but it is one to keep in mind. Most air conditioning systems have an average lifespan of 10-15 years. So if your system is getting close to that age or has already past it, keep in mind the benefits of replacing your old AC system. New systems are more efficient and can help lower utility bills, they can keep your home more comfortable, they’re less likely to need repairs, and if they do need any service most of them come with some sort of warranty. If you think it’s time to replace your older cooling system, be sure to have a complimentary in home evaluation from O’Brien Service Company.
Other Ways to Cool Your Home
Besides blasting your air conditioner, there are other ways to help cool your home. Give your air conditioner a break by trying a few of these air conditioning tips to drop the temperature in your home. First close the blinds to stop the heat from the sunlight from entering your home. If you have ceiling fans run these while you’re in the room, if you leave the room turn them off. Keep the cool air inside by ensuring windows and doors are properly insulated and sealed. Try and minimize the use of household products that create heat such as your oven, dryer, and dishwasher.
Annual Air Conditioning Maintenance
All of these air conditioning tips will help your cooling system, but this tip is very important to your systems function. Experts say in order for your system to run at its top efficiency, your system must be inspected at least once a year. This can help catch minor issues before they become major repairs. Without an annual cleaning, dust and debris will build up in your system causing extra wear. To ensure your system is running at its top efficiency and extend its lifespan, be sure to schedule your annual maintenance. For more information on air conditioning maintenance you can click on the tab dedicated to it.