If you want to keep your home cool during the summer months, it’s important to have a well-functioning air conditioner. An air conditioner that isn’t operating efficiently can not only be a waste of money, but it can also be detrimental to your health. There are a few things you can do to ensure that your air conditioner is running efficiently. Here are some ways to help you keep your cool while using less energy:
Check the size
First, make sure your AC unit is the correct size for your home. An AC that’s too small will have to work harder to cool your home, while an AC that’s too large will cool your home too quickly and then shut off, wasting energy.
Clean the Filters
One of the most important things you can do is to make sure that the air conditioner’s filters are clean. The filters are responsible for trapping dirt, dust, and other airborne particles. If the filters are clogged, the air conditioner will have to work harder to circulate the air, which can lead to higher energy bills and premature wear and tear on the unit.
Keep your coils clean
Another way to increase your air conditioner’s efficiency is to keep the coils clean. The coils are located in the outdoor unit and are responsible for transferring heat from the air inside your home to the outdoors. If the coils are dirty, they will not be able to effectively transfer heat, which can cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary.
Check the refrigerant levels
Make sure that the air conditioner’s refrigerant levels are at proper levels. If the levels are too low, the system will not be able to cool the air properly. If the levels are too high, the system will use more energy to cool the air, which will increase the cost of operating the AC.
Use a programmable thermostat
Finally, use a programmable thermostat to control the temperature in your home. This will allow you to set the temperature for when you’re home and when you’re away, so your AC only has to run when it’s needed. This will help keep your AC from running too often and will help keep the temperature at a comfortable level.
Use the energy-saving mode
Use your air conditioner’s energy-saving mode, if it has one. This will slightly raise the temperature on the thermostat but will save energy in the long run.
Have your AC serviced regularly
Regular servicing of your AC unit will ensure that all of the parts are working properly, there are no leaks, and that it’s not using more energy than necessary to cool your home. A well-maintained AC unit will also last longer, so it is important to keep up with regular servicing to avoid having to replace your unit sooner than necessary.
By following these simple tips, you can increase your air conditioner’s efficiency to save money on your energy bill, improve the air quality in your home, extend the life of your air conditioner, and avoid costly repairs. If you’re thinking about scheduling a maintenance appointment, contact us today and we will make sure your AC is running efficiently and properly!