Air conditioning is something we often take advantage of, especially in the summer. However, it can be an incredibly costly accommodation if you don’t take the time to use it properly. Luckily, there are a handful of simple tricks you can follow to keep your air conditioning running as efficiently as possible, providing you with a cooler home and hopefully even saving you a few dollars along the way.
1. Maintain the Air Filters
By replacing the filters, you can enhance the efficiency of your air conditioner by up to 15%. This is because when dirt and debris are clogged in the filter, air won’t flow as easily. This makes the unit work harder to push air throughout the home. Additionally, when air flows through a dirty filter, it can carry the debris with it. This could affect the quality of the air and also have negative repercussions on the unit itself.
2. Clean the Air Conditioner Unit
When the central unit has dirt and debris build up on it, the airflow can be severely impacted. Cleaning it can fix this problem and prevent other problems from arising. First you should turn off the unit so that it can be cleaned safely. You should remove any leaves or other debris in the unit’s fins. Also remove the top of the unit and vacuum around the motor. Finally, it’s a good idea to wipe down the fan blades as well.
3. Schedule Regular Maintenance
Air Conditioner units are built to run for years, but not without proper upkeep. Just as you would get your car regularly checked, you should also get your air conditioning unit checked. Professionals can help ensure that your unit is running efficiently and can detect any big issues before they become a problem.
If you would like more tips for caring for your air conditioning unit or would like to schedule maintenance, contact Altman’s Cooling and Heating at 321-300-1407. The team at Altman’s has been serving the Titusville, FL and New Smyrna Beach, FL area for 30 years.