Keeping the air conditioner running efficiently in your Safety Harbor, Florida, home is vital. Doing so will increase your system’s longevity, keep energy costs down, and make sure your home feels comfortable. To help keep your AC system running as efficiently as possible, follow these simple tips:
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
The outside condenser unit of your AC system is prone to clogging by leaves, pollen, debris, and overgrown grass or brush. When the outdoor unit becomes clogged, it has to work harder to perform, causing an increase in its energy usage. Schedule regular maintenance to clean the outdoor unit. Also, make sure to keep the grass and bushes trimmed back at least three feet around it.
Perform Regular Filter Changes
The filter is an important part of your system. It traps pollen, dust and other allergens, preventing them from traveling through the system and affecting your home’s air quality. The problem is that if you don’t regularly change the filter, it can become clogged over time. As a result, it’ll limit airflow and decrease how efficient your system runs. You’ll end up paying higher energy bills because of it.
Ditch the Manual Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat, you gain more control over your comfort environment. You make program the device to make gradual changes throughout the day, eliminating the need to make rapid manual adjustments.
Additionally, you can use a programmable thermostat to set the temperature higher while you’re away, which will give your air conditioner regular breaks and help reduce unnecessary wear and tear. It’ll also help you prevent wasting energy and money to cool and empty home.
An efficient AC system will help keep energy and repair costs down as well as last longer. If you would like to schedule a maintenance to improve the efficiency of your AC system, contact Aircom at 727-213-8190 today. We’re here to help you save and stay comfortable all summer long.
Image provided by iStock