How To Keep Your AC As Efficient As Possible
An efficient air conditioning unit can end up costing you a significant amount of money in monthly energy costs. Cooling your home is a huge percentage of your energy bills during the summer months, so saving on that can really help you save on all of your Newnan home’s energy costs.
You do need to have a professional heating and air conditioning contractor at Engineered Comfort Specialist perform air conditioning maintenance or repairs on your air conditioner. But there are some other things you can do ensure that you’re saving as much as possible on your cooling costs during the hottest parts of the year:
Keep it Clean.
Your air conditioner’s ducts and air filters need to be clean in order for the unit to maintain efficiency. Sometimes you may need a professional contractor to perform a duct cleaning, but you can also often clean them at least partially on your own.
Changing your air filters once every three months during the cooling season will ensure that your air conditioner isn’t having to work too hard to cool your home. Make sure your system is clean, and you’ll definitely see a significant drop in your energy costs.
Tune-ups do require professional assistance, but the benefits you’ll receive well worth it.
- Having a tune-up once a year will guarantee you don’t have any emergency repairs surprise you during the cooling season.
- Any problems that were looming will be taken care of before they turn into trouble or cause more damage.
Tune-ups are the best thing you can do to ensure the efficiency and well-being of your air conditioner. Call Engineered Comfort Specialist to schedule your air conditioner maintenance up before the cooling season begins.
Sometimes you aren’t losing energy efficiency from the air conditioner itself, but from un-insulated or un-sealed parts of your home. A large part of the cooled air your AC produces can be lost through cracks in doorways, windows, and attics.
Making sure that your Newnan home is properly sealed and insulated can significantly reduce your energy costs.
Ceiling fans can take a lot of the work that air conditioning units do away, helping your air circulate throughout your home. Place booster fans in the windows of hotter rooms to help maintain the temperature and take some pressure off of your HVAC system.
Get the Timing Right.
Limiting the time that you use heat-producing appliances like washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, and ovens to the coolest parts of the day will also cut down on the energy you use to cool your Newnan home.