It’s just a matter of time before the weather in North Texas once becomes brutally hot, and your AC unit will be working extremely hard to keep you and your family comfortable. While Global Efficient Energy recommends that you have a professional perform maintenance work to make sure your system is working at its best before cooling season starts, there are some steps you can take to reduce wear and tear. Following these steps will help increase the lifespan of the system and will also save you some substantial money.

1. Watch What You Put Near Your Thermostat

It might not seem that a lamp or television set would have anything to do with the operation of your AC unit, but it can. If you have appliances near your thermostat that radiate a lot of heat, the thermostat will think it needs to run your cooling system for a lot longer than it actually does.

2. Make Sure You have Enough Insulation in Your Attic

If you don’t have enough insulation, you’ll waste a great deal of energy and have higher cooling costs. Not only that, you may be susceptible to a buildup of moisture, which can lead to potentially dangerous mold growth.

3. Block the Light

Try using drapes to block sunlight before it can substantially raise the temperature of your inside air, or better yet, use reflective blinds or exterior shading.

In addition to the above steps, you should make sure that plants and shrubs are three feet or farther from your outdoor condensing unit. This will help to ensure your AC unit has the proper amount of air flow. For more tips on increasing efficiency, talk to an expert with Global Efficient Energy at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online.