Today marks the first day of summer, which means fun in the sun enjoying the great outdoors. It also means you will be running your AC more to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Running the AC during the summer can undoubtedly make your electricity bill go up. However, there are some things that you can do to make sure your AC runs more efficiently and effectively. A more efficient AC will cost less to operate and keep your home cooler. Here are some tips to help your AC run more efficiently.
#1 Have Your AC Unit Serviced
Regular maintenance is one of the best things you can do to help your AC run more efficiently. Just like a car, a well-oiled machine will run longer, more effectively, and more efficiently. Upon
servicing, your AC unit will undergo a thorough inspection to make sure all parts are working properly. You AC unit should also be clear of any debris or buildup that can inhibit function. Changing out the filters is also part of yearly maintenance for your AC unit. Remember dust and debris only make your machine work harder, which costs more in wasted energy.
#2 Check Your Thermostat
The function of your homes thermostat is crucial to help your AC run more efficiently. The thermostat is in charge of maintaining the temperature in your home. It communicates to both the AC and the heater. A faulty thermostat could be responsible for inefficient and ineffective temperature control. Have your thermostat checked when you have your AC unit serviced. In addition, many new thermostats have the ability to control the temperature remotely, and place a timer on when the AC runs. This is perfect if you are away from home a lot, but still want to have a cool home when you return. Instead of blasting the AC all day, set a timer so that you aren’t wasting energy.
#3 Have Your Vents Cleaned
Clean vents are a must to help your AC run more efficiently. When your vents are dirty it can create obstacles for air flow. Have your vents cleaned and your filtered changed once a year to promote unobstructed air flow, and a healthy dust and germ-free environment.
#4 Seal Your Home
A properly sealed home is a more efficient home. Without any holes for cool air to escape and warm air to invade it will help your AC run more efficiently. Check around the foundation, roof, windows, doors, and chimney for any possible leaks. In addition, a properly sealed home will also help keep unwanted pests out.
#5 Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can really help maintain a cooler temperature in your home by constantly circulating cool air. This will make your home feel cooler which will help your AC run more efficiently.
For more tips to help your AC run more efficiently please contact Lesco today!