Keeping your air conditioner as healthy as possible is an important part of staying comfortable during the summer season. No one wants to deal with their air conditioner breaking down in the middle of the hottest months of the year, after all. If you want to get the most out of your air conditioner this season, though, you’re going to need to do more than just make sure that it doesn’t break down on you. Follow the tips below to make sure that your air conditioner is as energy efficient as possible.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance has more benefits than just preventing your air conditioner from developing issues. It also can increase the energy efficiency of the system by up to 40%. This is one of the reasons that you should schedule maintenance for your air conditioner during the spring, so that you can take advantage of that efficiency increase for the entire summer. Even if you haven’t done it yet, though, you can still benefit for the rest of the summer if you schedule it as soon as possible. This is one of the best ways to make sure that your air conditioner serves you efficiently throughout the summer.
Install a Smart Thermostat
A lot of the energy wasted on air conditioning during the summer is due to people not carefully controlling their systems. People have lots on their mind during the day, and tend to forget to adjust the air conditioner when they leave the home or go to bed. This can end up wasting more energy during the summer than you think. A smart thermostat resolves this problem by learning your climate control habits over the first couple of weeks after installation, and will eventually adjust itself without input. This will allow you to save money on climate control over the next few months without compromising your comfort.
Change Your Air Filter
You should be changing your air filter every three months while you’re using your air conditioner on a regular basis. If you don’t, you run the risk of having the filter clog and blocking most of the airflow into the system. Low airflow lowers the air conditioner’s output, but it also puts the air conditioner at risk of freezing over. Make sure you change your air filter every few months to prevent this from happening.
Install an Entirely New Air Conditioner
Sometimes, no amount of maintenance or other care will prevent your air conditioner from wasting a lot of money while operating. The older an air conditioner gets, the more chronic issues it will accumulate that make it more expensive to use. An air conditioner that is older than around 15 years or so is likely well-passed its years in terms of energy efficiency. You should talk to a technician as quickly as you can about installing a new system.
Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating provides comprehensive Hanford AC repair services. If you need any kind of air conditioning service, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.