Keep Your Air Conditioner Efficient This Summer

As we head further into the heat of summer, it's important that your air conditioner is working properly. Not only will this improve your comfort in your own home, it will also improve the air quality. It even has the potential to reduce your electricity bill. You need to keep your family safe and comfortable during all months of the year.

How to keep your air conditioner in prime working order:

Replace the air filter frequently.

You don't want to ignore the air filter in your air conditioner. It should be replaced at least every three months. If you have pets, you need to replace it more often. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, it will also improve the air quality. By having a clean filter, your air conditioner won't have to work as hard to cool your home. You won't have to adjust the temperature as much because your house will cool more efficiently. This can save you valuable money on your electricity bill as well.

Get professional maintenance done each year.

Your air conditioner is a large investment and it's important to take care of it. You should have a professional take a look at it each year. This person will make sure to check for sufficient lubrication and also make any adjustments to improve the unit's efficiency. The HVAC contractor will also make you aware of any small issues that need to be addressed before they cause large problems.

Check for air leaks.

The cool air can escape through different points in your home. In order to keep as much cool air in as possible and take advantage of your air conditioner, you should plug as many leaks as possible. Check doors and windows as these areas are prime problem areas. An air conditioner in great working order won't seem to work very well if you have a lot of spots where the air escapes.

Replace the entire air conditioning unit.

If your A/C is over 10 years old, needs repairs often, doesn't cool home well or your electricity bills are increasing, it may be time to replace the entire unit. A more efficient unit will cool your home better.

A quality filter is a great place to start to improve the air quality and temperature in your house. Contact us to help you pick the right filter for your home.

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