AC Repair | Save This Summer
AC Repair | Do you crank up your A/C to stay cool, or do you scrimp on the thermostat to keep your energy bills down? The good news is that it doesn’t always have to be either/or. There are a few easy ways you can make your air conditioning more effective so that you can keep cool while cutting your energy spending this summer.
GIVE YOUR A/C SOME SPACE
When landscaping, many homeowners crowd their outdoor A/C units with shrubbery or flowers in an effort to make the unsightly piece of equipment more appealing. We know that having a hunk of metal in the midst of your flower garden is an eyesore, but surrounding your unit with plants will block the airflow, reducing the efficiency and making your air conditioner work harder. Not only will this cost you more by increasing your monthly energy bill, but it will reduce your unit’s lifespan and you’ll find yourself replacing your air conditioner more quickly.
NATURE’S AIR CONDITIONING
On the subject of landscaping, while plants crowding your air conditioning unit will increase energy expenses, planting large foliage around your house near windows can actually help to lower your energy bill. Large, leafy plants such as trees can lower the temperature in your house naturally by blocking the sun. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that using exterior shade to cool your home can boost your A/C’s efficiency by up to 10%.
REARRANGE TO MAXIMIZE AIRFLOW
Rearranging your furniture can actually improve your energy expenditure. If there’s a couch or large chest of drawers positioned in front of an air vent, it will obstruct airflow, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Go through your house to check your floor plan for any instances of vent blockage and rearrange accordingly.
Air Quality control operates 24 hours a day, always ready to assist you with any cooling needs you may have. We are a family owned AC Repair Service company and offer a Comprehensive AC Repair Service in St. Petersburg and surrounding areas!
For more information and tips contact your trusted AC repair company – Air Quality Control at 727-469-3832