How To Save Energy With AC Unit
With many air conditioning units, there are a few ways you can conserve energy and money at home. Particularly in South Florida, our air conditioning units are long-lasting investments and used heavily year-round, even more so during the summer months. Searching for ways to keep the longevity of your air conditioning units includes keeping all the moving parts in working order for a system that lasts for years.
Simple Tips to Keep in Mind:
- Change Your Air Filter Regularly – Check your filter every month, especially during the times your unit is being used heavily, for any excessive dirt build-up. The recommended time to change your filter is around every three months, depending on the amount of wear. A dirty filter slows down the airflow, and the system will have to work that much harder to keep you fresh. Collecting dirt may lead to expensive, unnecessary maintenance or a system failure.
- Schedule Routine Maintenance – A yearly tune-up of your unit will improve efficiency and overall comfort. Consider it the same as taking your car to the dealership; the service is a must if your car is going to last years without a hitch.
- Sealing Ducts – The ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, and garage should be the first places to check for seals. Any ductwork that moves air to and from a forced air furnace needs to be airtight tight to keep leakage to a minimum. If homeowners are checking their systems routinely, they will pick up on any issues and use a sealant to patch it up.
- Mini-Split Systems – Each room that is not being used but is still being cooled like the rest of the house is wasting energy and money. With a mini-split system, you can lower the temperature in the rooms being utilized and leave the rooms unattended warmer to save energy and usage of your air conditioning unit.
Our crew of licensed and trained professionals wants our customers to be content with our work every time we maintain their unit and that happens by providing practical ways to keep bill expenses down and energy savings up. Extend the life of your air conditioning unit by following these tips for your heating and cooling system. Contact our office today for more information on our AC services.