How to Have the Most Efficient Air Conditioner
On August, 02, 2017
When the summer months are in full swing, making sure air conditioner is in great condition is a huge priority for homeowners in Tampa. When your air conditioner is inefficient, it can cost you a lot on energy costs. Cooling your home is a huge percentage of your energy bills during the summer, so saving on that can really help you save on all of your energy costs.
You may need to have a professional at Florida’s A/C Solution perform maintenance or Air Conditioning Repairs on your AC, but there are also some things you can do ensure that you’re saving as much as possible on your cooling costs:
Keep it Clean
Your air conditioner’s ducts and air filters need to be clean. Sometimes you may need a professional duct cleaning, but you can often get to the blockage on your own. Changing your air filters once every three months during the cooling season will ensure that your Tampa home’s air conditioner doesn’t have to work too hard to cool your home.
Making sure your system is clean will have a huge effect on your energy costs.
Tune-ups do require professionals assistance, but the benefits are apparent and well worth it.
- Having a tune-up once a year will guarantee you don’t have any emergency repairs pop up and surprise you during the cooling season.
- Any problems that were looming will be taken care of before they turn into trouble or cause more damage.
Tune-ups are the best thing you can do to ensure the efficiency and well-being of your air conditioner, and the professionals at Florida’s A/C Solution recommend you have one every year, just before the cooling season begins.
- Insulation – Sometimes you aren’t losing energy efficiency from the air conditioner itself, but from un-insulated or un-sealed parts of your Tampa home. A large part of the conditioned air of your home can be lost through cracks in doorways, windows, and attics. Making sure that your home is properly sealed and insulated can hugely cut down on your bills.
- Circulation – Ceiling fans can take a lot of the work that air conditioning units do away, helping your air circulate throughout your home. To cut down on the energy your unit uses to cool your home, try placing booster fans in the windows of hotter rooms to help maintain the temperature and take some pressure off of your HVAC system.
- Ventilation – In bathrooms, kitchens, or other rooms in which a good amount of heat is produced, placing outward blowing fans in the windows can help out a lot. They’ll remove the heat from the room so that your air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your home cool.
- Get the Timing Right – Limiting the time that you use heat-producing appliances like washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, and ovens to the coolest parts of the day will also cut down on the energy you use to cool your Tampa home.