Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.
Keeping your home cool through the hot summer months is expensive. So, what can you do to reduce the cost of cooling your home? Here, you'll find a few tips that will help you keep your home cool without spending a small fortune doing so.
1. Regular Maintenance of the AC System
So many people neglect their AC system until the day that it quits working. You should have a regular maintenance check on the system before you use it each year. If you do nothing more than turn the system on when the temperatures start rising, the system will not run efficiently.
2. Hang Lined Curtains
Most windows lose a lot of the cool air out of them and allow for the sun's heat to enter through them. Hanging lined curtains will help to reduce air loss and prevent the heat from entering the space.
The curtains can be closed all day in the rooms in which you don't use often or when you are not home. Believe it or not, this small change can go a long way in improving efficiency.
3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
How many hours each day is your home empty? Are you cooling your home the entire day while you're away? Do you wake through the night because your nose gets too cold? A programmable thermostat is going to save you a ton of money on your heating and cooling costs.
When you install the thermostat, make sure that you read all of the instructions so that you know how to program it correctly. Once installed, set the temperature adjustments to occur when you leave and while you sleep.
4. Open all Vents
Don't cover up any of the vents in your home. The cold air return vents are just as important as the vents that fill your home with the cool and warm air. Do not set furniture on top of, or directly in front of vents. The entire system is designed to be used with all of the vents, so if you begin closing and blocking vents, you'll decrease the efficiency of the system because it won't be able to circulate the air like it was designed to do.
Talk with your local air conditioning maintenance professional to learn more about what you can do to improve the performance of your air conditioning unit. He or she will assist you with any changes, upgrades or repairs that need to be made.Share
16 July 2018