5 Air Conditioner Tips to Beat The Heat
Summer is coming and your air conditioner is about to work hard. Is it ready for the task? Here are a few tips to ensure your air conditioner works efficiently throughout the season.
Lower your utility bills, save energy, and increase your comfort.
Call an HVAC expert
Each one of your air conditioning units should be inspected, cleaned, and tuned by a licensed HVAC professional before summer begins.
Check/Replace your filters
Check the air filter in your air conditioner once a month and replace as needed. This is really important around the summer months when dust and allergens are at an all time high. If your filter is clogged, you air conditioner unit will have to work harder – which can increase your energy and electric costs and cause irreparable damage to your system.
Keep your A/C out of direct sunlight
AC units that operate in the shade typically run more efficiently.
Is it time to upgrade?
Your old air conditioner may just be inefficient because of its age. Consider replacing your system with a newer, energy-efficient model. When replacing your A/C unit, ensure you get the right sized unit. If you use a system that’s too large, it can cycle on and off – reducing the efficiency of the unit. To find the best system for you, consider consulting an expert like A-Abel for help.
Install window film/tint to save energy
Install home window film or window tint to the insides of your windows. It can help keep the inside of your home cooler in the summer (and also warmer in the summer).