Tips for Keeping Your A/C Unit Working Effectively
Helping Your A/C Maintain Cool Temperatures
With the heat of the summer months in Colorado adding extra strain on your cooling system, it becomes critical to do everything you can do to help your A/C unit run as efficiently and smoothly as possible. This will not only save you money on energy bills but also reduce the amount of air conditioning service and repair your system may need. Here are some tips from the HVAC experts at Quinnair:
Adjust the Thermostat
When you are not home, raise your thermostat from 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. You will not only help your wallet, reducing 12-18% on your electric bill but also the environment, by using less electricity reducing the amount of wear on your A/C unit by having it run less.
Clean the Coils
By performing this task, your cooling unit will run smoothly and efficiently. Plus, over time, dirty coils can cause your air conditioner to break down.
Replace the Air Filters
Dust and dirt are never good. Filters are the first line of defense against those impurities. Their job is to prevent excess dust and dirt from building up and causing stress to the system or causing a malfunction. It’s important to keep air flowing freely in an A/C system, so check air filters once a month and replace them as needed. Check the size of the air filter your unit uses before heading to the store!
Reduce the Heat inside Your Home
Simply close blinds and curtains during the heat of the day to reduce the amount of heat gained from solar radiation.
Consider updating the insulation in your home for the temperature inside your house to remain constant.
Let the Pros Reduce the Strain on Your A/C System
One of the best ways to help, not only your air conditioning unit but your heating system, is to hire professionals to do regular maintenance service. In this way, experts can identify potential problems on time and take preventive measures before they become expensive repairs.
Call Quinnair at 303-980-3788 for more information.