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How to Improve Your Ac’s Efficiency

Heating and cooling consume as much as half of the electrical energy utilized in your home or workplace. As a result, taking prudent steps to improve your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system may have a positive impact on your service rates – as well as your comfort. Take these actions to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

Replace your air filter regularly

Examine your air conditioner filter on a regular basis, especially during periods of high usage, such as the winter and summer seasons. Replace the filter after a month if it appears unclean. Replace the air filter at least once every three months. A clogged air filter will decrease air movement and force the unit to work more to keep you warm or cool, wasting energy. A clean filter also prevents dust and grime from accumulating inside the unit, which can lead to costly maintenance and/or premature unit failure.

Install a programmable thermostat – A programmable thermostat is ideal for persons who are away from home for extended periods of time during the week. A programmable thermostat will likely save you approximately $225 per year in electric power costs if you use the pre-programmed settings properly.

Seal your heating and cooling ducts

Ducts that transport air to and from a pressurized air ac device, central air conditioner, or heat pump are notorious for wasting a lot of electricity. Closing and insulating your ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by up to 20%.

Seal ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement, or garage first. To seal the connections and attachments of ducts, use duct sealant or metal-backed tape. Wrap the ducts in insulation once they’ve been sealed to keep them from being too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. After that, look to seal any other ducts in the heated or cooled area of the house that you’ll be able to reach.

Look into the best way to set up your new equipment.

Replacing your old heating and cooling systems with new, cost-effective models is a good place to start. However, the new unit must be properly set up to ensure that you obtain a satisfactory performance. In fact, improper installation can impair system efficiency by up to one-third, increasing your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment’s lifespan.

Have your air conditioning system inspected by a competent HVAC service provider if it is more than a decade old or not keeping your home comfortable. If it isn’t working well or needs to be upgraded, consider replacing it with a device that has earned the Energy Star accreditation.

Bottomline

The air conditioner will be able to run at its optimal and intended pace with a decreased danger of abruptly breaking down if the internals are properly checked and the filters and internals of the unit are cleaned on a regular basis. This can be extremely inconvenient for a family. Customers and the room’s workflow can be disrupted in a business. Air conditioning that isn’t working properly isn’t fun for anyone, so making sure it can run effectively with minimal chance of breakdown is the ideal option. Professional air conditioner cleaners should inspect and maintain your unit as part of any maintenance for the best and most reliable outcomes.

 

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