3 Steps for Improving AC Efficiency

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So you want a more efficient air conditioning system. Your air conditioner accounts for a large portion of your monthly bills for the summer, and the costs can add up quickly. But you’re not quite ready for a whole new AC system. What can you do? Follow our guide to learn about 3 steps you can take toward better energy efficiency. Save money all summer long and for a long time to come!

Change your filter

It’s a small step that means a lot for your air conditioning efficiency. Changing the filter allows for air to flow through the unit with ease, resulting in a higher system efficiency. Change the filter once a month and your air conditioner will not have to run for so long to keep you cool.

Clean the coils

Another small thing you can do to improve air conditioning efficiency is to clean off the AC coils. The condenser coils, located in the outdoor unit of your air conditioner, are exposed to the elements. They can become dirty quickly, and this stops heat from releasing from the refrigerant loop in the system. Heat exchange is how your air conditioner cools your home. Having clean coils to release heat is so important to AC efficiency. You may be able to clean them off yourself, but we recommend having this done as part of your annual AC maintenance session with a professional technician.

Upgrade your thermostat

Finally, you should upgrade your thermostat if you want to have all the tools to make better decisions about air conditioning efficiency. This is especially true if you are using an old manual thermostat without even a digital display. Upgrade to a Wi-Fi thermostat, which you can control from your own cellphone or tablet. This way, you’ll know just when you are using unnecessary energy.

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