Air Conditioning Efficiency
Is your air conditioning system costing you extra?
Many air conditioning systems don’t run optimally. Simple maintenance can help you keep more money in your pocket and cool the house down faster. Our checklist gives a quick look at 3 changes that may help your air conditioning system run more efficiently to keep you comfortable through the seasons.
- New system installation or system replacement. While many of the air conditioning units installed a few years ago were right for the job saving you some money, a newer system could be even more beneficial since they are using less energy and working smarter as technology advances. Air conditioning units require maintenance and upkeep for them to continually run at their peak performance, which is why we suggest maintenance checks annually. However, a new system could be right around the corner if maintenance cannot solve the issue or if long term savings is your goal.
- Buy a new thermostat. The thermostat is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment aside from the air conditioning unit itself because the thermostat acts as the brains of the whole operation. If it gets too hot or too cold, the thermostat tells the unit to respond until the reading is at the proper temperature. Programmable thermostats can save you money depending on the settings and if the temperature gauge is reading properly. While a thermostat may not seem like the first place to start saving money from your air conditioning system, programmable thermostats may do just the trick.
- Have you clean the ducts in a while? How about changing the air filter? These two go hand in hand when making the system run more efficient and improving overall air quality within the home. Air filters should be replaces at lease every 2 months if not even sooner than that. A dirty duct system may hinder the air conditioning system from running optimally as hole, leaks and buildup within the ducts will keep airflow from being properly or evenly distributed throughout the house or business. We recommend duct sanitizing roughly every 2 or 3 years.