If you live in the Savannah area, you know how important our air conditioners are to our general comfort during the heat and humidity of the summer months. Whether you have a ductless mini split, central air, heat pump, or a geothermal system, you rely on its cooling performance to provide respite from the outdoors. But more than just performance, you also rely on it to be energy efficient. Considering the amount of electrical energy we consume to keep our homes cool, you are probably looking around for ways to save money on your energy bill. Fortunately, energy efficiency and performance often go hand-in-hand. We’d like to share some ways you can improve your Savannah air conditioning performance. Call AAction Air today for comprehensive AC services!
- Routinely change your air filter: Your air filter is designed to prevent the harmful accumulation of dust and other debris on the mechanical components of your air conditioning system. But it needs to be changed regularly to ensure that it operates properly. Moreover, if it becomes clogged with debris, it can actually begin to impede airflow and that can cause serious problems for your energy efficiency and for the AC equipment itself. Your evaporator coil can freeze and your compressor can overheat.
- Enroll in a maintenance program: When you sign up for regular professional service, you know that your AC is being taken care of by trained and certified technicians. A comprehensive inspection, cleaning, and tune-up will involve cleaning the coils, monitoring and adjusting the refrigerant level, and checking all of the electrical connections.
- Install a zone control system: If you currently have a central air system, then you may be frustrated at some aspects of its performance. For example, cooling the downstairs kitchen just to stay cool upstairs in the bedroom while you sleep can often be annoying and not nearly as cost-effective as you would like. A zone control system uses electronic dampers inserted at strategic points within the ductwork of your home to divide the home into cooling zones, each of which can be separately controlled.