While we still have quite a few weeks before the weather gets warm enough to run your air conditioner on a regular basis, you probably remember how you felt last summer as your energy bills just kept going up. But just because your bills seemed to get out of control last year, that doesn’t mean you have to be resigned to the same fate this year. Global Efficient Energy would like to share five tips that will help you from over working your air conditioner so that you can extend the life of your unit and keep those bills in check.
Efficiency Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult
- Call a HVAC technician to have your unit inspected before cooling season really gets into full swing. This not only helps improve air conditioner efficiency, it can also spot any minor issues before they become big problems. Among other things, the technician can check the coolant level, make sure air is flowing properly over the coils, and check all components to ensure they’re working properly.
- Clean or change your air filters on a regular basis. Not only is this one of the easiest ways to help your system run more efficiently, it is also one of the most important.
- Clear any debris or obstructions from the outside unit. If it’s blocked by plants or anything else, it won’t be able to draw in air as easily. This means it will have to work too hard to make you comfortable – and your bills will skyrocket as a result.
- Keep your clothes dryer vent at least 10 feet away from your inside unit. Lint can easily attach to the condensing coils and cause your AC to work harder than it should.
- Clean your air conditioner coils. This is a job best left to a professional because the coils are very delicate. However, you’ll definitely see improved performance from your cooling system.
Have a professional with Global Efficient Energy come to your home and give your unit a thorough once-over. We’ll make sure everything is working as it should, and help substantially increase your air conditioner efficiency. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-826-7881 to schedule an appointment.