During the summer season, the worry most homeowners have about the AC cooling down their house is whether the unit will make it through to the fall without a major repair need or a breakdown. They rarely think as much about the cost to run the AC and simply accept the higher bills as an inevitable part of the summer.
However, there are ways to make an air conditioner run with less energy drain: you don’t have to accept higher bills! Through a number of simple steps, you can reduce the strain on the air conditioner and reduce your utility costs for summer.
AAction Air can help you achieve the best performance with your air conditioning in Rincon, GA. Whether you require repairs, maintenance, new installation, or advice, contact our AC specialists today.
Tips for more efficient air conditioner performance
- Change the air filter regularly: A mistake that far too many homeowners make with their air conditioning systems is neglecting to change the filter once a month during the summer. The air filter traps particles that enter the return vents to block them the inside of the evaporator unit. After only a month, enough debris accumulation will have built up to start throttling the airflow into the AC, making the system work harder. If you change the filter for a clean one every month, your air conditioner will have easier “breathing.”
- Avoid low thermostat settings: Contrary to popular belief, setting your thermostat to the lowest temperature will not speed up how fast the air conditioner cools a home. It will make the air conditioner remain on longer, thus draining power and money to reach a temperature that isn’t even comfortable. (You don’t really want the house cooled to 50°F, do you?) Keep the thermostat set at a relaxing and energy-saving setting in the lower 70s.
- Schedule regular maintenance pre-summer: Unless you have HVAC training and tools, there are many efficiency issues with an AC you won’t be able to handle yourself. For this, you’ll need a maintenance technician to give your air conditioner a tune-up and inspection. Maintenance needs to be a yearly routine, since it will not only keep your air conditioning system at its most efficient, but it will also prevent it from premature aging and warn of impending repair needs. Enrolling in a regular maintenance program will ensure that you receive reminders each year to have the work done.
Emphasis on maintenance
You can handle air filter changes and economic thermostat operation on your own, but let AAction Air take care of the necessary maintenance.
Our technicians use a comprehensive 34-point checklist to ensure prime performance and energy-friendly operation. Call today to sign up and give your AC a fresh start to the summer.