Chances are that your air conditioning system has slowed down in performance somewhat over the years. We get a lot of use out of our systems during the summers in Georgia, so it’s no surprise that your air conditioning system may have worn down somewhat last summer and in years previous. And when parts wear or become dirty, the air conditioning system cannot run as well as it once did. While it may never run exactly like new, the following tips can help your AC to retain 95% efficiency through the end of its lifespan.
- Schedule Annual Maintenance – Scheduling air conditioning maintenance each year before the cooling season begins helps to prevent repairs from occurring, restore efficiency, and improve performance. Professionals complete a thorough tune-up and inspection of your system to alert you to any issues and keep your system in top shape.
- Set the Thermostat Efficiently – If possible, keep the temperature as high as is still comfortable for everyone in the home. Many experts recommend keeping a thermostat at about 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Program the thermostat to adjust through the day and raise the temperature when nobody is home. You can still have it turn back down before you return to the house.
- Change the Filter – Although the air conditioning filter is important for your home comfort and the well-being of your air conditioner (it keeps debris from damaging the components of the air handler), a clogged filter is of little benefit. If it becomes too clogged with debris, then there is not enough airflow through the air handler, which may result in a frozen coil or a troubled motor.
- Consider an Upgrade – If you have an older air conditioning system, you might actually consider replacement if you’ve noticed that performance and efficiency have dropped recently—especially if maintenance can do nothing to remedy the matter. If it’s not time for your AC to go, consider upgrading to zone control, which allows you complete control over any room orr zone in the house.
Call one of the HVAC experts at AAction Air for more information about making improvements to your AC unit, and give us a call when you need air conditioning maintenance, repairs, or an upgrade in Savannah, GA.