Homeowners are desperately looking for efficient air conditioning systems. Air conditioning is a godsend during the hot summer months but as summer months fade away, people tend to forget the value of it.
Air conditioning repair is a major household expense. To avoid the likelihood of your air conditioner breaking down, it is important to keep it properly maintained. Furthermore, it is important that the repair of air conditioners is performed properly. The fact remains that the repair depends on the problem associated with the air conditioner. Taking into consideration ever increasing air conditioning sales, here are some important points which will save you both energy and money.
Tips to Increase the Efficiency of Your Cooling System
#1: Buy Supplementary Products: If you are buying a new air conditioning unit, you should not only select an energy efficient unit, but also purchase suitable insulation and weatherization products, which can help to save energy. Insulate the walls, floors, attic, duct system perfectly. Seal doors and windows properly.
#2: Avoid Direct Sunlight: You should control direct sunlight with the help of shades and curtains; thus reducing the effect of radiant heat from the sun. Trees planted near windows can work as obstacles for hot sun rays. Additionally, all doors and windows should be closed properly.
#3: Regular Air Conditioning Repairs and Servicing: Only a properly tuned air conditioning system can run effectively and can save your money. Furnace or air handler filters need to be replaced regularly. You can always sign an annual maintenance agreement with a licensed dealer to ensure your air conditioning system is always operating at peak efficiency. A delay in air conditioning repair can lead to increased electricity bills and a waste of energy. It is also recommended to clean the condenser/evaporator coils at the beginning of each season.
#4: Check the Exhaust Fans: Switch off the exhaust fans in kitchen and bathrooms as soon as the job is done; otherwise, they will blow the expensive cool air out.
#5: Use of Proper Cooling Systems: A central cooling system is more expensive than window air conditioners. With window units you can choose the area that needs to be cooled and can save money & energy.
#6: Avoid Keeping Lower Thermostat Settings: Thermostat setting should be set no lower than between 21°C – 23°C. This will keep you comfortable and save on energy costs.
– Tina Nievelle